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Tag: Pedal

Keyboard + DVD Covers = Foot Pedals

Keyboard + DVD Covers = Foot Pedals
USB pedals or foot switches are not expensive, but nothing beats free. Redditor shrodingers_Cat took out all but four of the keys on his spare keyboard and then taped DVD covers over each of the remaining keys.

DIY PC Gaming Pedal: Floor General

DIY PC Gaming Pedal: Floor General
A few years ago Ben Heck made a breath-operated controller to substitute for the kick drum pedal of the Guitar Hero drum set, allowing a wheelchair-bound player to rock out. This time, the master modder made his own USB-based pedals to give him added control options when playing video games on the PC.
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Varibike: Trains Your Arms as Much as Your Legs

Varibike: Trains Your Arms as Much as Your Legs
Cycling has always been a good way to exercise, but the Varibike aims to make it even better, by working out a larger number of muscle groups simultaneously. The Varibike was designed as a work-out solution as well as a therapy solution.

PediPower Converts Your Footsteps into Electricity

PediPower Converts Your Footsteps into Electricity
One thing everybody does is walk. You could drive a car or ride the bus to work or to school, but you’d still have to walk to do various stuff throughout your day. Now a group of students called the ‘Agitation Squad’ from Rice University are taking that very basic action and coming up with ways to use that kinetic energy, starting with the PediPower.

Make Your Own DSLR Foot Pedal for Foot-Powered Photos

Make Your Own DSLR Foot Pedal for Foot-Powered Photos
Have you ever taken a picture without using your hands? No, I’m not talking about setting the timer and having the shutter go off after a predetermined amount of time – you still use your hands for that.

Naruse Pedal Puts the Breaks on Accidental Acceleration

Naruse Pedal Puts the Breaks on Accidental Acceleration
Japanese inventor Masuyuki Naruse believes that the current two-pedal system for braking and accelerating in vehicles is “dangerously flawed”. His point is that in situations when quick reactions are needed, sometimes people panic and press down on the gas pedal instead of the brakes, or sometimes press down both.

Bass Blogger Guitar Pedal Spawns Guitaroblogosphere

Bass Blogger Guitar Pedal Spawns Guitaroblogosphere
What is it these days with everyone jumping onto the blogging bandwagon? This bass guitar effect pedal tries to co-opt the popularity of blogs by donning the unlikely and unusual name “Bass Blogger”. Electro-harmonix Bass Blogger doesn’t just try to hitch its wagon to the online star with its name.

Gameboy Octopus Music Controller Mod

Gameboy Octopus Music Controller Mod
What’s got 8 tentacles and the brains of a Nintendo GameBoy? It’s an 8-bit music maker’s dream, that’s what. Electronic musician Joey Mariano (aka “Animal Style“) took an old GameBoy Color system and built a custom controller for it that uses 8 individual foot pedal controllers to jam out on the device.
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