TerriCab #3

More arcade wood work! cut out at rear for air flow and cables.

Monitor is in! yeah not exactly huge and it was a bit of work to get the screen parallel to where the perspex will go, used two bits of rotten decking underneath and an old pink shelf to lift the back thats on it third life now, last used as a cradle for the baby!

right now the monitor is in the center and i’ve been checking all week to see if the mdf will sag, no sag so far anyway, fingers crossed.

weathers been difficult…

Sound, yeah i could very cheaply pick up a tiny amp and some reasonable speakers, but wheres the fun in that?

I can’t remember where these PC speakers came from, i kept them for ever since the head phone jack is amplified! health and safety? best left in the mid nineties, right where these things came from.

pictures are in reverse order, the six pin potentiometer , b1k, is very crackly, so i just bypassed it. and because i don’t own a solder sucker i sniped the legs off it afterwards. tiny speakers will be replaced by whatever i scavenge. may replace transformer with something newer just to practice my electrical skills. Judging by how rough the board is I may be getting plenty more practice.

TerriCab #2

Well more stuff done. Stuck some plastic feet on, a chopped up chopping board, on the base of the cab and got it upright with out breaking anything!

The comp is ready ish to go in, still playing with wake-on-lan

Super sticky tyres from japan for next years nifty fifty, bt-39-ss, the ss is the important bit!

Got a real keyboard, replaceable cap and switches, metal case, blinky leds, but more importantly really loud blue switches!

TerriCab

TerriCab, nice name for the latest project, been a while with babies, work and winter(s) so lets get back to doing a few things.

first the backlog, Aixam is still not up and running, seems to be a dead ESC.

so i obviously ordered an upgrade! course the batteries are dead now, so it’s still sitting there.

Cbr got fresh tyres, badly needed

need more free days to get the chicken strips off

nifty fifty 2018 went a head, great race, except the bit where it got called early and i didn’t get to go out. 🙁

and on to TerriCab, i do have some other pictures, it’s the basic shape of a zaxxon cab, can i find those pics? nah.

so lets skip a few step and head to the feet design! MDF soaks up any moisture so putting it straight onto the garage concrete floor is not a good idea, wheels are the best solution, but they cost money, i’ll use a random feed plastic feed bag as a damp proof membrane and two other bits of normal wood

is any of the random pots of paint left around the house non-water based?, no but this can of stone chip seals things nice.

gotta buy a super cheap plastic chopping board to go underneath the feet again, should slide around great.