Final Presentation of Product Design Engineering Degree Show
The Force.Distort is a distortion guitar effect that allows guitarists to expressively control their level of distortion by simply squeezing their hand.
Wireless transfer of data means that the guitarist can control effects up to 30m away
There are four different settings for the distortion effect. By simply standing on the dial, control is switched to the hand unit.
Distortion: Sets how much distortion to apply to the signal
Bass / Treble : Moves between filtering low and high frequencies
The LED display changes colour as level increase: Low
Gain : Sets how much gain to apply to the signal
On / Bypass : Switches between applying the distortion effect and leaving the guitar’s sound ‘clean’
Volume / Level : Sets how much of the effect is applied
The hand unit is powered by a rechargeable Li-ion Polymer battery to give long battery life. The hand unit has two pressure tubes (up/down) which when squeezed apply a force to Force Sensing Resistors. This measurement then increases / decreases the level of effect settings
Finger push 5mm diameter P