Beavis Board: super simple all-in-one DIY guitar pedals kit

Beavis Audio, makers of the Most Awesome Fuzzbox In The World Ever, are now selling the Beavis Board, an effects pedal developers kit for no-mark electronic beginners like me. The whole kit costs $249, including a breadboard/psu/switch combo, a decent multimeter, a manual and a huge stash of parts. It's designed to solve three familiar problems: "Problem 1: Learning Soldering Sucks! Problem 2: Breadboards can be a hassle! Problem 3: Parts Sourcing Blows!... Frustrated Newbie? I guarantee that you will be successful with the beavis board, even if you been frustrated by building in the past.". As a newbie who's barely even got to the frustrated stage, I LOVE this idea - I'm sure you could get the bits cheaper elsewhere, but who has the time?
On the subject of Beavis... interesting times in the world of boutique pedals. Ooh La La is a new company set up by a former Zvex employee to mass-produce beautiful-looking pedals designed by other companies. They do various Devi Ever / Effector 13 pedals, have taken over the whole of Black Box Effects (previously here), and are apparently planning to work with Beavis next.


Comments:
I'd just like to say WOO!

I've recently taken possession on a stash of PT2399 delay chips in an attempt to build the world's biggest delay mangler and I'm faced with building all bits they supply here. This is much easier. Nice!
 
i want one i want one i want one i want one i want one i want one i want one i want one i want one i want one.
 
what, no stereo outputs?
 
I noticed this link on his site :

open digital FX footpedal

http://www.howleraudio.com/index.html

OpenStompTM Coyote-1 is an open source audio effects processor built for guitar players. With the Coyote-1 users can develop custom audio effects in software (like distortion, echo, chorus etc.), mix multiple effects to build "patches", and exchange those effects and patches with the OpenStompTM community.

A companion Windows application (OpenStompTM Workbench) allows Users to combine effects into patches graphically, and to move patches and effects between the Coyote-1 device and their PC's disk.
 
I have understood nothing, whether it is impossible to explain more in detail
 
Sadly, the Beavis Board is sold out and won't be available for a couple of months, and the Coyote-1 isn't available at all yet (there isn't even a price for it). Both seem like great ideas, but as with anything, if you can't buy it, it doesn't do you any good.
 
"if you can't buy it, it doesn't do you any good"

Rubbish. It can inspire you, make you build the thing yourself, or just make you smile at the cleverness of the Beavis guy.
 
http://digitdesign.blogspot.com/
 
I spent all day Saturday in Akihabara (Tokyo's electronics area) buying packs of resistors, capacitors etc.
 
Yea, but you can't smoke while buying them.
 
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