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Unleash your stories – Alexandra Amaral

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Currently on an exchange programme in New Zealand, Alexandra is originally from Massachusetts, USA. She has always searched for ways to combine her love for music and physics to make something creative. She became interested in creating circuitry after taking a course in electronics, which eventually became a hobby; this lead her to create her very own guitar pedal.

Alexandra’s story

Alexandra came to Unleash Space to kick-start her project, as it provided her with the equipment and components to create her first prototype. It gave her the opportunity to continue working on her guitar pedal project without having to personally purchase all the individual components, which would have taken a considerable amount of time to gather and assemble.

Alexandra also found that the equipment training sessions greatly benefited her and she was able to apply the skills that she learned to her own project. Since the cases for her pedals were relatively expensive, using the laser cutter machine to make her own custom case proved extremely beneficial.

With the help of the Maker Space at Unleash Space, Alexandra has now completed the circuit and the case, and is working on troubleshooting and iterating her design to make it fully functional. She plans to use the pedal for creating a distortion effect on guitar and bass.

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Currently on an exchange programme in New Zealand, Alexandra is originally from Massachusetts, USA. She has always searched for ways to combine her love for music and physics to make something creative. She became interested in creating circuitry after taking a course in electronics, which eventually became a hobby; this lead her to create her very own guitar pedal.

Alexandra’s story

Alexandra came to Unleash Space to kick-start her project, as it provided her with the equipment and components to create her first prototype. It gave her the opportunity to continue working on her guitar pedal project without having to personally purchase all the individual components, which would have taken a considerable amount of time to gather and assemble.

Alexandra also found that the equipment training sessions greatly benefited her and she was able to apply the skills that she learned to her own project. Since the cases for her pedals were relatively expensive, using the laser cutter machine to make her own custom case proved extremely beneficial.

With the help of the Maker Space at Unleash Space, Alexandra has now completed the circuit and the case, and is working on troubleshooting and iterating her design to make it fully functional. She plans to use the pedal for creating a distortion effect on guitar and bass.


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