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Published on July 31st, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Ikea Delay

Materials: Ordning, Music PCB Echo Base, Heath Glue, Cd Cake box

Description: First of all, What the hell is the Ikea Delay?
Well it’s a guitar effect built inside a Ordning.

- Buy the Delay pcb from Music PCB

- Buy the electronic components and the knobs from Mouser electronics or Musik Ding or Banzai or your usual supplier.

- Assemble the pcb, I built a “full optional” Echo base with most of the mods suggested by music pcb (Tail, Kill wsitch, Lfo mods, ecc) plus a starve knob (is the big one)

- Put the circuit inside the Ordning, it’s very simple, it fits perfectly and you don’t even have to drill the enclosure to fit the pots and the switches in !!! :-) You just need to enlarge a couple of holes …

- Take a Cd cake box you don’t use anymore, open it, take the bottom of the box, cut the cylinder.

- Take the Ordning (with the circuit inside), fit it into the box bottom, take the heath glue and stick them togheter.

You’ re done, the Ikea Delay is ready! ;-)

~ Enrico Mangione, Italy

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

10 Responses to Ikea Delay

  1. slabman says:

    Well done! For years, I’ve looked at my Ordning and contemplated turning it into some kind of patchable mini-synthesiser. A banana-jack socket in every hole

  2. what is it?
    it is a guitar effect, an echo in particular.
    what it does?
    it takes a sound and repeats it, just like the natural echo you hear in the caves.
    wonder how it sounds like?
    well, this a short demo I did


    why is it in the garden?
    well because it’s the weirdest place to place a guitar effect … :-)

    @Hobimi Terapimi glad that this inspired you! :-)

    @Keter yes it seems a dalek, funny!

  3. awfuckit says:

    ok, so what IS this again and why is it in the garden? To delay flower growth?

  4. Lenn says:

    “Nobody digs your music but yourself!” – Club owner Billy in “Purple Rain”

  5. Keter says:

    I think it’s cute… it looks kind of like a Dalek. ;o)

  6. loved it sooo much really did :)
    …now I am looking to my IKEAs to convert them anything… :D
    do not stop hacking…

  7. I’ve been sitting here staring at these pictures, asking myself the same exact questions…he calls it a guitar effect, but why does he have pictures of it in a garden with a dog sniffing it?

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