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Re: Build for acoustic guitars
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2022, 10:22:10 AM »
Most audio cards do not use all the GPIO pins even though they connect to them all.  The AudioInjector Zero and Stereo cards use:
i2c lines : pins 3 and 5
i2s lines : 12, 35, 38, 40
5v+3.3v power and gnd lines
pins 2,4,17 and all the ground pins (though only one is required)

Stating the obvious here, but just because you can connect something to the GPIO pins, doesn't mean it'll just start doing what you expect it to.  You should be ready to do some coding.  You might be able to pilfer some of that from the pi-Stomp code or find snippets online for support of the specific hardware pieces you're adding.


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Re: Build for acoustic guitars
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2022, 06:58:05 PM »
It's what I meant by "seems to be difficult" after a quick overview, I 'll check the options with free pins and probably go to the easiest.

I might solved battery issue with this one who can go 5 and 9v for the Pi and the preamp
https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B088BZW3SD?tag=powerbank20fr-21&linkCode=ogi&th=1
And cables, usb cables seems to be limited to 5v and these might solve dat, cutting the 9v and solder it to the preamp battery slot (after testing)https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/1005002089374590.html
Or this from Harley benton with 5v usb for the pi and DC 9v output for pramp (probably better if I cut wires)
https://www.thomann.de/fr/harley_benton_powerplant_powerbank.htm
« Last Edit: April 01, 2022, 07:08:39 PM by Erajer »

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Re: Build for acoustic guitars
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2022, 10:22:27 PM »
if you end up spending a lot on additional parts. I think the Pistomp core would just be a better way to go, and mount all the switches and nobs the way you prefer. It really depends on the overall cost.

The benefit from a noob (like me) to use the Pistomp core board is HUGE. I can just add whatever types of potentiometers, buttons, nobs that I want and there practically automatically functioning.  Plus the Pistomp core already has a navigation rotary nob with a center push button.. that alone is enough to navigate.


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Re: Build for acoustic guitars
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2022, 05:42:04 PM »
The Pi stomp core kit is clearly the easiest way to make it real.
But it seems overkill for a build without screen. I don't see in yours either btw. Joysticks go by GPIO which are the best solution to add controls easy to access without damages on the guitar's front.
and your build is HUGE agreed, in mine I add a powerbank and a traditionnal preamp, so lighter for the rest should be better
Some analog control for volume at least but if can do the same with something lighter IN GPIO, even usb (thought about disassemble a gamepad)

But I want to ask U about the sound, do you try overdrive/distortion ? I'm affraid of mic captures the end sound from top/desk vibrating with the speaker and create a noisy loop.
Maybe not with magnets


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Re: Build for acoustic guitars
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2022, 07:39:54 PM »
Dayum, your throwing the kitchen sink at it.

I am building (with Randals guidance) v2 of the acoustic variant.
It will be super simple. the hard part is the case selection and design.

I will keep you posted.

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Re: Build for acoustic guitars
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2022, 02:29:27 PM »
I AM !!  If Russia can, we do  ;D
Yes, if you missed, a russian build already exist and it is so... Russian ^^
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbpCXK37ZCc

Can't wait to see it ^^

For the box, my plan is going to 3D Printed design allowing to remove just the powerbank

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Re: Build for acoustic guitars
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2022, 03:29:52 PM »
HOLY CRAP.

Ok, well. call me a purist.. but that aint no longer an acoustic guitar. LOL