Foot pedal potentiometer query

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.

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Decent pedals (say for guitar effects) do tend to be pricey…
Check Craigslist/FaceBookMaketplace and you may find something

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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.

You could print one! There are a bunch of “expression” pedals on thingiverse Search Thingiverse - Thingiverse that would probably work with little to no modification!

Oooor you could buy this $36 one from tom lee: EX-P UNIVERSAL EXPRESSION PEDAL | Tom Lee Music

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