One last look-over before the monitor goes into place. Once the screen is installed it’ll be nearly impossible to adjust anything without removing the monitor again. Because of my *cough*excellent measurements, theres VERY little clearance between the back of the cab and the backside of the monitor mount to even fit the screws into the holes. I really don’t want to have to take the monitor out again.
This is probably my favorite part of the build. It’s far enough along that you can begin to see the fruits of your labor and appreciate seeing your ideas come to life, but it’s not SO close to completion that you see all of your mistakes that make you regret not spending more time on it than you already have. This is the safest state of the build for fragile egos.
Designing the original LCARS panel was fun and I had a lot of ideas on how to execute it if it had actually come to fruition. With the minicab I knew I at least wanted to try SOMETHING that I hadn’t seen before, even if it was not as impressive as a functional LCARS panel.
Construction continues. And for no reason at all, I confirm that yes, a battery can power an LED. NOBODY WILL BELIEVE THIS! Continue reading
Construction continues. A lot of the little things that take time away from PLAYING GAMES but need to be done so that the cabinet doesn’t look like it was built by a caveman. Ok it’s still going to look like an ogre built it but at least it’ll look like the ogre had a few tools.
Installed a new table saw over the weekend, and wow even though I’m just cutting MDF, it’s amazing what a difference a real table saw can make. MDF stands no chance and now kneels before me.