FPGA: Field Programmable Guitar Æffects

Created on 29 Oct 2021

Creating funky guitar noises... with a FPGA!

An electric guitar can have its sound be modulated using a guitar effects pedal. However, we aim to design an effects pedal with an FPGA, as it allows us to design a variety of unique effects. Plus we get to play around with a FPGA, which is cool.


David Xie


Ziyi Zuo


Jason Xu


James Nguyen

Part Cost Quantity Total
fpga! $149.95 1 $149.95
core of our operation!
guitar jack 6 pack $16.89 1 $16.89
to connect guitar to fpga
Potentiometer $11.99 1 $11.99
knobs to set the effects
12-bit spi dac $2.58 5 $12.90
to convert the fpga output to analog
powerbank $21.99 1 $21.99
running the setup portably!
guitar amp $71.21 1 $71.21
sound needs to come out somewhere!
Project Totals: 10 $284.93
Track 1 Base Budget: $250.00
Preferred Vendor Budget Bonus: $50.00
Remaining Budget: $15.07