I needed a project, so I decided to make a distortion pedal for my friend Doug. This basically consisted of two things: 1) making a diagram of the circuit, and 2) actually constructing the pedal.

Making the diagram was the easy part. identify the circuit path and component values. Rather than make a schematic, I actually drew out where everything connected to everything else. Making the pedal wasn't so easy.

Getting the parts
Fry's Electronics is great - you can get nearly every single component to make an effect pedal there. Here's a list of the things I bought:

Metal effect box (like the old MXR pedals)
Hookup wire
Stomp switch
9 Volt battery clip
9 Volt battery connector

Assembling the parts

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