"I just did a stupid google search for the average height of an American man in the 1960's.
The average was 5'8"...
So I was right, according to the instrument's size in the plan, the professor was short :-)
(Yeah, I know...…"
"Also putting it in series will still be different.
You should make a wire with a piezo, a jack and some alligator clips to do some tests.
You'll be surprised at how much a small or larger cap can change the sound."
A capacitor is just an electrical spring. The higher the value, the more "springy" it is.
Think of the voltage produced by the piezo as a rough road. A spring is a shock absorber, same as the cap. So what cones out at the…"
"Probably scratching on an old 6 string and sounding terrible... at least that would be my case (though I can play a few things pretty good, like Johnny Be Goode and Ça Plane Pour Moi)...
The more I look at this, the more I want to build my…"
"Yeah... talk about cold weather...
I spent two hours picking a thick 1½ inch slab of ice from the sidewalk and I'm only half way done. We're at the beginning of the first of two major snow storms that will hit us this week. My car…"
"Well... there is a sticker on those boxes that says that "this product can be addictive". ;-)
I must say that being addicted to empty boxes is better for anybody's health than being addicted to tobacco :-)"
"Pretty good idea to put the pre-amp and the EQ in a box. Makes everything cheaper to build and make those piezos sound a lot better. All it's missing is a bypass switch in case you miss the crappy sound ;-)"
"Started building some to keep my mind busy while I was unemployed. And being pretty cheap, I just thought it was the perfect thing to do. But not having much place in the house, I tend to recycle the bad builds for parts. I also work a lot to try…"
"Definitely. It's actually my mom who asked me first if it would be a good idea to use them for that. I thought it was just genius. So when I go garage sale hopping, I stay on the lookout for cheap Lego copies (like MegaBlocks). They're…"