As per my previous post, I've already blown my budget as much as I can afford to, but, I guess there's nothing wrong with having something but not need it, than needing something but not have it. I actually need some of the stuff I've recently purchased; it's getting extras of each of them that blew my budget like the Hiroshima. The recent storm actually derailed most of my projects since I couldn't go out to get some of the other stuff I need, and while stuck at home, I couldn't prioritize properly, since my brain was mush all the time.
In my quest for a solderless (or at least almost solderless) circuit
design, I've stocked up on the essential solutions. Ironic, though, I
bought a new soldering iron (from eGizmo), but a couple of weeks before
that, bought a soldering gun at CD-R King. The soldering gun took a tad
too long to heat up, and barely, so, with my old iron rusting, and the
new gun unreliable, I bought another one from a reliable source as back
Winded Wiry Worries
circuits are almost next to impossible especially when dealing with
wires that need to be soldered. A few years back, I wouldn't have
thought of these simple solutions because I wasn't trying to avoid
having to solder anything back then, because I had nothing to solder.
pin connectors; top left, F double-pin (Alexan); top right FF
single-pin (eGizmo); bottom left, FF double pin (eGizmo); bottom right,
MM single pin (eGizmo). The ones on the center are 9V battery clips
(DEECO). In all my hunting expeditions, eGizmo has the most complete
stock of items, though they do run out from time to time.
Geared Gnawing Gets Going
having a turntable display is but an add-on if I finish everything on
time, my mush of a brain couldn't help ponder on how I will make the
SIN's diorama base spin, or turn.
separate trips to eGizmo, I bought gears, rollers and geared motors,
with a devious plot to rule the world, but even with those assortment of
gears, I couldn't finalize a design schematic for the turntable. For
one, them gears don't have standard shaft diameters, that even with my
varied stock of beams and pipes nothing would fit the ones I needed. So,
while rummaging for gears on the RC section of Lil's, I remember them
having 3-speed crank gearbox kits, so I got that one as well.
Dastardly Detail Disasters
support structures I built for the overhead hangar repair module was
too bland for comfort that I initially planned to simply scribe panel
lines on them to liven them up. But, the more I looked at the modified
base, the more convinced I became that it needed raised and recessed
sections, to balance it with the rest of the structure.
I made detail parts using sandwiched 1.0s then beveled them to give
them more depth. These are affixed on a predetermined spot on the
More to come...
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