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Switchable Photo cell
« on: June 08, 2011, 11:11:33 PM »
Following this Fridays upcoming paycheck, I plan on building a Double Flush.
My idea is to have a switchable photo cell that, when activated, overcomes the "pulse" control and controls the rate of the LFO.

I want to put it in an enclosure with 4 knobs, two spots for LEDs (one for an indicator LED and one for the photo cell), and two stomp switches.

Main question: Is there a way that I can wire this so that
1) one switch turns the effect on/off and the other switches between the photo cell/pulse pot
2) when switching between photo cell/pulse pot, the LED switches colors, but also turns off when the effect is bypassed?
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Re: Switchable Photo cell
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011, 12:30:19 PM »
I'm thinking I can use a 3PDT switch for the main effect switching. Then, I think that I can hook up a dual color LED to a secondary DPDT switch and run the wires to the 3PDT switch (to where the LED would normally hook up to). Then, I figure I can hook up the Pulse Pot to one side of the DPDT, then the Photo Eye to the opposite side of the DPDT switch. Will this work out? Also, How would I run power to the DPDT and 3PDT switches?