DIY Projects

Projects for everyday life. From strobe lights and hobby accessories to led matrices and musical projects. Outlined instructions with options to create and modify each project.


100W LED Power Meter

100 Watt LED Power Meter with 10 LED Steps

3rd Brake Light Flasher

Create a 3rd brake light kit to power an LED matrix

VU Meter Man

Build a 5 step LED stereo VU meter man with mustache.

Parola for Arduino

Parola is an Arduino-based modular scrolling text display using MAX7219/21 LED matrix display controllers. The display is made up of any number of identical modules that are plugged together to create a wider/longer display.

PIC Board

Make your own PIC development board with ICSP

Arduino Based Memory Game - PCB

A Simon-says type game that can be easily made from scratch with a few parts and an Arduino

Simple Arduino Based Memory Game on Breadboard

A beginner-level Simon-says type memory game. A great 1 day project to entertain and impress your friends!

Quick Light Kit

Simple flashlight using a few simple components!

Arduino PID Controller Shield

This easy-to-make shield converts your Arduino into a full-featured PID controller.

DTMF (phone dial tone) To High and Low Outputs

You know when you push a button on your phone it makes a funny sound? That Sound Can Be Taken And Converted Into High and Low Outputs. For Instance If you Push The Number 5 On Your Phone It Puts Out A Unique Dial Tone And We Take That Tone And Make A Pin

Super Hard On

Rated as one of the best guitar boosters, this classic and simple DIY project is the Super Hard On. The gain is a negative-feedback control styled after classic 60's recording console inputs.

Mini Guitar Amp

This mini guitar amplifier is based on the Ruby Amp ( It delivers ½ Watt at 9V, being perfect as a home practice amp. It has gain and volume control, offering a very dynamic sound on any speaker.

Distortion Plus

The Distortion + has the ability to generate various personalities of overdrive, distortion or fuzz, depending on the way you play the guitar. This popular pedal is one of the DIY classics.

Linear Power Booster

This pedal is the classic LPB booster, used for extra boost and definition. It will increase the gain and saturation of your amp.

English Man

This pedal emulates a VOX AC amplifier working at the limit. It has the ability to work as a clean boost or an overdrive depending on the volume and gain control, offering a great dynamic response and open sound.

Les Lius

The LES LIUS simulates the sounds of the vintage Fender amps. It has a toggle switch that allows you to change tones from Tweed Fender Deluxe, High Power Twin and Master Volume.


This guitar pedal offers a very smooth type of overdrive similar to the saturation generated by a vacuum tube. It is perfect to play blues and rock, adding a smooth saturation and good sustain.


This pedal can generate every tone you need. The Crunch channel provides from soft overdrive to hard rock distortion. The High Gain channel offers from rock gain stages to high-gain shred. Additionally a Boost will add extra volume to your pedal output.

Box of Rock

The Box of Rock pedal emulates the JTM45 tone, a remarkable classic distortion sound. This pedal has very high headroom and you will be able to control the distortion tone by using your guitar volume knob.

Bass Booster Hogs Foot

This bass booster is the Hog's Foot or Mole. It is a Linear Power Booster tuned for bass.

Treble Booster Screaming Bird

This treble booster is the Screaming Bird. It is a Linear Power Booster tuned for highs. Whether it's overdriving an amp or just adding some highs, it will make your guitar cut through any mix.

Treble Booster Brian May

This pedal boosts your treble with a very nice sounding. It is a very classic DIY project very close to the Rangemaster using silicon transistors. You can use it to add some treble or overdrive your amp with a great sound.

Electra Distortion

This is very simple and effective distortion circuit used in multiple designs like Lovepedal Woodrow. It emulates the tone of a cranked Fender 5E3 Tweed Deluxe amp. You can use this pedal to obtain many different tones and gains.


The COT 50 gives a boost to the guitar with a unique tube-like sound. It can be used as a clean boost, crunch boost or overdrive. It has only one knob to control the amount of gain.

One Knob Fuzz

This is the One Knob Fuzz, a high gain silicon fuzz with a very smooth response. This pedal is a classic DIY project, it is very easy to build and has a great fuzz sound.

Fuzz Factory

The Fuzz Factory is a five-knob fuzz pedal with huge range of sound possibilities. This is classic DIY pedal project that can be built with either germanium or silicon transistors.

Footswitch 3PDT PCB

This PCB is placed on the base of the 3PDT footswitch. It will help you to wire all the components of the pedal, keep a neat circuit and reduce the noise.

EP Booster

EP Booster is perfect to boost the guitar adding some sparkle and definition.

Purple Plexi 800

The Purple Plexi is a powerful distortion pedal with plexi-style amps tone. It is very dynamic and touch-sensitive distortion, perfect for rock music.

Distortus Maximus

Distortus Maximus is a high-gain distortion pedal with three-band equalization. It produces rich harmonics and massive amount of gain ideal to play metal.


This is the classic Guv’nor, a high-gain distortion pedal. It has a vintage valve amp sounding, with a wide range of distortion and three knobs to control the tone. It is a perfect pedal for blues, rock or metal.

PCB for 1590B enclosure

This board will help you to build your DIY guitar pedal in the 1590B enclosure. Led, jacks and footswitch are mounted on the PCB, being only necessary to wire the battery and the effect PCB.

JFET preamp

A preamplifier with Junction Field Effect Transistor (JFET) makes your guitar sounds great, operating in similar manner to the vacuum tubes. This circuit is very simple to build and can be used as a booster.

Fuzz Face

This is the Fuzz Face, the legendary fuzz distortion pedal. With this PCB you can build the original or many other variants using either Germanium or Silicon transistors.


This is the RAT, one of the most popular distortion effects from the 80´s. It performs very nice high-gain distortion suitable for metal, grunge or rock.

Joule Thief Flashlight

A cool LED flashlight with an ultra long battery life.

Red Strobe Light

A Strobe Light Using The 8x8 Red Dot Matrix LED Display

White Strobe Light

An Ultra-Bright White LED Strobe Light

Mini Guitar Amp

A Mini Guitar Amp Using The LM386 IC

Fun With Shift Registers

A tutorial to help you understand how a shift register works.


The Tubescreamer is probably the most built overdrive pedal in the DIY community. The pedal has a characteristic mid-boosted tone perfect for soft rock and blues. Also, for rock and metal, it can be used before the lead channel of amplifier to make distor

Dual Looper

The Dual Loop allows you to alternate between two different effect loops. It provides two switchable loops (send / return) with a single foot switch.

Canon DSLR Intervalometer

Bluetooth controlled intervalometer for doing time lapse photography with your canon DSLR.

Mailbox Alert

Flashes an led when mail is delivered


Simple setup that works with the HC-SR04 ULTRASONIC RANGE SENSOR

Klon Buffer

This simple and effective buffer improves the high frequency degraded by long cables or pedal chains.

OCD overdrive

This popular DIY pedal produces the dynamic feeling and harmonics typical of tube amps. It has a switch to control the overdrive brightness.

BSIAB2 Distortion

The most popular DIY high-gain distortion pedal is here. The Brown Sound In A Box version 2 (BSIAB2) is the excellent distortion pedal. It performs Marshall-type distortion that sounds great with low or high drive.

Protoboard for 1590B enclosure

This board will definitely help you to build your DIY guitar pedal in the 1590B enclosure. Just built your effect circuit on the preperforated area of the PCB. Led, jacks and footswitch are mounted on the PCB, being only necessary to wi

SMD Transistor PCB

Quality through-hole FETs are becoming hard to find, replacing them with their SMD version is the best solution. This PCB is designed for placing SMD transistors and easily substituting the through-hole ones.

Big Muff

This is the legendary Big Muff! This unique fuzz distortion pedal provides rich harmonics and a huge dose of sustain.

Shred Master

The Shred Master is a classic high gain distortion pedal from the 90s. It provides a good range of gain and has three knobs to control the tone. It is a perfect distortion for playing rock or metal.

PCB for 1590BB enclosure

This board will help you to build your DIY guitar pedal in the 1590BB enclosure. Led, jacks and footswitch are mounted on the PCB, being only necessary to wire the battery and the effect PCB.

Orange Squeezer

The Orange Squeezer is a classic DIY guitar project. This simple circuit provides an effective and smooth compression effect. It is perfect to control and shape the dynamics of the guitar sound.

Tone Bender

This is the Tonebender, one of the most iconic fuzz effects from the 60s.

VibroPunk Sequencer

Atari Punk Console with a Sequencer, LFO and more...

Red Llama

The Red Llama is a very versatile and easy to build pedal. With just few components and two knobs, it delivers great overdrive and distortion.

Dr Boogie Distortion

Dr Boogie Distortion is a JFET emulation of the Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Solo Head.


This classic DIY pedal is the Stratoblaster, a simple and effective booster. It is perfect to drive a tube amp or give presence to the solos. At high boost levels, it will give a nice and warm saturation.

Box of Metal

The Box of Metal is a high-gain distortion pedal great for metal and hard rock.

OD-1 Overdrive

The OD-1 is a legendary overdrive pedal. With only two knobs (gain and volume) creates warm and vintage overdrive tones.

Charge Pump

With this charge pump you can have -9V and +18V from a +9V voltage source.

4-Oscillator Synthesizer

Produce and combine square waves


The Rangemaster is the most classic treble booster from the 60s, used by Eric Clapton or Brian May. This pedal produces a brighter tone and adds color to the signal.

EA Tremolo

This is the EA Tremolo, classic and simple DIY guitar effect project. This pedal varies the volume automatically over the time with speed and intensity controls.

Dr Q Autowah

Dr Q is a classic autowah DIY project. This envelope filter effect is highly interactive with the dynamics of the input signal, creating a distinctive choppy rhythm guitar similar to the funk recordings from the 1970s.

PCB for 1590BB enclosure (horizontal)

This board will help to build your DIY guitar pedal in the 1590BB enclosure. Led, jacks and footswitch are mounted on the PCB, being only necessary to wire the battery and the effect PCB.


The Zendrive delivers the perfect balance of saturation and tone. It comes with four knobs to control the gain, volume, tone and voicing.

Blues Breaker

This is the Blues Breaker, a very popular DIY pedal. It gives a very dynamic range, from transparent to overdriven sound.

Fuzz Factory 1590B

This is the Fuzz Factory in a 1590B enclosure, a classic DIY fuzz pedal project that can be built with either germanium or silicon transistors.

Full Drive

The Full Drive is a very versatile overdrive pedal with several clipping options and boost.

Timmy Overdrive

The Timmy Overdrive provides a classic transparent overdrive with a huge versatility thanks to the three clipping options.

OD Eleven

The OD Eleven provides a classic transparent overdrive perfect to drive a tube amplifier.

Distortus Maximums (1590B Enclosure)

Distortus Maximus is a high-gain distortion pedal with three-band equalization. It produces rich harmonics and massive amount of gain ideal to play metal.

Box of Rock (3 knobs)

The Box of Rock pedal emulates the JTM45 tone. This project simplifies the original circuit by removing the boost section, fitting in a 1590B enclosure with 3 knobs.

Remote control checker

Makes the signals from infra-red remote controls visible.