First Completed Project: MIDI Switch Pedal

Inspired by some of the people I just met at the Howdoino event, I went home and finished my first ever Arduino project.

It doesn't look like much - actually, it looks pretty awful and the soldering is enough to get me banned from here - but it works.

It's a prototype circuit for a footpedal/stompbox that when pressed, sends a MIDI command to the computer. So it can be used to turn effects etc. on and off in sequencers and things like Guitar Rig.

One day I might even get around to taking this and making a proper one in an actual enclosure. But for now, I'm chuffed to have done something.

Good job! Now you can go and look for a pedal (maybe an old game pedal) from garage sales or ebay to make your project more "complete".