I’m all out of this PCB at this time. Not sure if I will be, making any more. I’m working on other projects.
This is PCB I developed to speed up the process of making effects pedals. It incorporates all of the standard wiring for the in/out jacks, DC power with a reverse polarity protection diode and stompswitch. It also provides a perfboard area for building your effect. It’s designed to drop into a “B” sized box and leave room for a 9V battery.
I found I was spending as much time wiring jacks and the stompswitch as I was soldering parts on the board. Having jacks and switches on wires also made it tough get an effect in and out of a box for modification and trouble shooting. I also found I was often putting projects into a larger box than necessary to accommodate all of the extra wiring.
The PCB streamlines the process of creating an effect. It fits into a standard “B” sized box leaving enough room for a 9V battery. Saves time and energy by providing all of the standard wiring. It makes the process of assembling boxes extremely easy, since the PCB and all the parts just drops in.
I have built many projects with PCB. Take a look at the projects on my site.
If you are interested in trying this out for yourself the boards are $4 each. Send me an email or post a comment here.
I get the jacks from Mouser.com. The part numbers are
Here’s some pictures:
Here’s a diagram showing the base setup with the template PCB. Not this is a view from the top as if you were holding the board up to the light and seeing a silhouette of the traces.
Boards measure 56 by 83mm.
Here’s how you might set up an indicator LED.
Here’s a link to a drilling template. Note this is a preliminary template. The last box I drilled was a little off. This could have been poor alignment of drill or template or other operator error. Be sure to drill holes a little smaller than they appear on the template and make adjustments with a round file or a hand reamer. This is what I do on every box.