Part of my daily routine after getting up is checking the postbox for anything (mostly china stuff). When I looked inside today, I found that my buttons had finally arrived!
Now I still need the resistors to actually start building the Pitar, but I couldn’t resist mounting the buttons on the nails that I had bought for that. It worked really well, but it turned out much smaller than I thought it would:
That are 24 frets (aka 6 buttons each)
Here’s my 15 fret ukulele for comparison:
Yes, I’ve picked up a uke! It’s so cool to play!
So the final Pitar isn’t gonna be much larger than an ukulele. I don’t really mind it that much because I’ve gotten pretty accustomed to the small size of the uke, but I don’t think a full-sized Gameboy will fit as a Head now. Maybe a Gameboy Pocket will be small enough… or one of those old McDonalds Gameboy Toys (I think I have one lying around somewhere). And if that doesn’t work out I can still do a custom Gameboy-shaped head or just go headless.
That’s all for this time folks! I’m gonna get back to this when the resistors arrive.
I’ve been watching some electrical guitar solos and I noticed that players often just press down the strings to make tunes and don’t strum at all, much like playing a piano. I like that kind of playing, so I will mount a switch flip on the guitar for switching between solo mode and regular chords mode. I don’t know how it works on electrical guitars, but this should work well on my build.
Another thing I thought about is the mounting of the string buttons. Like I mentioned in my other post, most buttons including the strings will be mouse buttons. The ones I’m ordering have two holes of 2mm:
So what I will do is mounting them on 2mm nails which will be hammered through the side of the guitar neck.
It’ll be quite a while until the essential parts arrive, so further build updates won’t be very soon I’m afraid. But I’ll share any new idea or plan that come to my mind!