Do any of you folks have a foot pedal activated potentiometer that I can borrow for a project? If not, where would be the best place in Vancouver to buy an affordable one, ideally below $50? I looked at various electronics component suppliers and the prices for all components are ridiculously high
Do you need a potentiometer inside, or just a switch?
Switch activated pedals (only on or off) are common and inexpensive on AliExpress or Amazon.
If you need a fully analog solution, I’ve seen sewing machine components that miiiiiight work. Like, this for example: https://www.amazon.ca/Control-Sewing-Machine-Switch-Compatible/dp/B07KHPCT66/
I’m not sure, but I would suspect that it’s just a dumb potentiometer inside, so you could cut off the AC plug and just use whatever DC voltage you want instead.
Decent pedals (say for guitar effects) do tend to be pricey…
Check Craigslist/FaceBookMaketplace and you may find something
Thanks a lot, folks! I’ve been looking at AliExpress and Amazon and I initially thought it was last resort solution to get decently priced components, but I will give it a try.
Facebook Marketplace is a bit like a lottery - based on previous experience, some people sell junk parts on it
look into foredom foot controls. they tend to be around 50 bucks.