It was suggested I start a build thread.
It started 20 years ago when my spouse introduced me to MIDI. My first thought was, damn, I need a pedal bay.
20 years, a move to Germany, a chance internet search after the 13YO decided Bach was cool, and 250€, and it turns out that you can fit an entire AGO pedal bay into the back of a MkIII Kombi. Who knew?
More discussion with the organ junkyard place revealed that no, you cannot buy a used pedal bay in the US. Organs aren't actually scrapped in the US, and they are rarely replaced, so no goodies. I did actually have to move to Germany to get this.
Next step... acquire a MIDI controller to part out into switches, actual controller parts and controls.
The final goal: the Weird Al of pedal bays - fully velocity-sensitive with aftertouch, 4-channel multi-timbral, minimum 64 voice polyphony (dependent on what we hook it up to, of course), some sort of piston-type control (multiple programs per channel), and whatever else I can get. The hard part is getting the velocity sensitivity and aftertouch. Once I get that done, I am pretty much there.