Making an Electric Guitar in EE202: Linear Circuits!

Lauren Pelo-2015 Uncategorized 0 Comments

This week, I started making an electrical guitar for my final project in EE202: Linear Circuits! We were given a strip of wood, a cigar box, and a circuit board, and we were told to figure out how to make an electric guitar. I am having a lot of fun trying to figure it out, but it is definitely tough.

My group started out by going to the woodshop to cut our wood into a reasonably shaped guitar neck. Though it is nothing professional, I’m pretty proud of how it looks! Once we cut and sanded our wood, we began to connect the parts on the circuit board.

The circuit for this electric guitar is much more complicated than anything we have done in class so far, but I think we are slowly getting it. For our project, we need to include a circuitry component that will tune a guitar string and a circuitry component that will create a guitar effect of our choice. We’ve been doing research on cool effects, and we’re thinking about trying to design a fuzz effect.


On Monday, we are going to finish the design of the non-electrical parts of the guitar. We still have to place the pick up and the strings, but I think those are the last two things that we have to do. This project has been a lot of fun, and I highly recommend EE202! I have learned so much in this class this semester, and I can’t wait to finish our guitar!


I will be sure to tweet a picture of our final guitar next week, so stay tuned to see it!



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