This Raspberry Pi Guitar Pedalboard Is Built to Rock

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(Image credit: Quin Perefetto)

It's no secret that we love Raspberry Pi projects but up there with our passion for Pi is a taste for music! This leads us to today's awesome project—a Raspberry Pi-based guitar pedalboard, created by developer Quinn Perfetto.

When it comes to buying a tool or making it yourself, more often than not the Pi makes it possible to create a cheaper more customized version. Such is the case with Perfetto's guitar pedalboard, which is designed to use a Raspberry Pi 4.

The best Raspberry Pi projects are ones that you can recreate at home and Perfetto was kind enough to share a list of parts as well as the complete code at GitHub. Makers will need a 7-inch touchscreen for the visual output on the pedalboard. A Behringer audio interface is used to connect the guitar and mounts to the Pi through the USB port. There are 5 buttons used to switch between effects, which are controlled through a custom web UI.

The webserver runs on the Raspberry Pi but, according to Perfetto, it can run on other systems like a Windows PC or Mac machine. The web UI has sliders that work like knobs on a pedalboard to adjust the effects settings. The web interface relies heavily on React, a Java-based library for building interfaces.

Check out the project album for this project for a closer look at how it works, including a video demo of the pedalboard in action.

Ash Hill
Freelance News and Features Writer

Ash Hill is a Freelance News and Features Writer with a wealth of experience in the hobby electronics, 3D printing and PCs. She manages the Pi projects of the month and much of our daily Raspberry Pi reporting while also finding the best coupons and deals on all tech.