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Old 03-30-2012, 11:02 AM   #11
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Looks interesting. I thought about this, but I don't know how to do electronics and wiring, so I put my Ark back in the box

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Old 03-30-2012, 04:30 PM   #12
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Looks interesting. I thought about this, but I don't know how to do electronics and wiring, so I put my Ark back in the box
Nah, take it back out and play with it!

I think this is a good toy for a beginner with LEDs, like me. There seems to be plenty of room to fit wires and such. I'm just a bit worried about how difficult it will be to take apart the sides to run the wires through to the LEDs...
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:37 PM   #13
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looks pretty cool, its funny i had a idea the other day to buy this ship and just paint it to look movie-ish/gen. 1 like.. and just put it on my shelf.. (not caring about the playset stuff)
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:36 PM   #14
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looks pretty cool, its funny i had a idea the other day to buy this ship and just paint it to look movie-ish/gen. 1 like.. and just put it on my shelf.. (not caring about the playset stuff)
Thanks! I definitely use the ship mode more, but I also like the playset mode and don't want to compromise it

I've got the two outside ones all wired up, with the left side closed. I should have taken the two sides apart before gluing in the LED and putting in the tape. They came apart right in the middle of the boosters. Fortunately it wasn't hard to pull them apart...
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:38 PM   #15
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Lightbulb LEDs wired together

Last night I wired the LEDs on each side together. Later on I'll put Apoxie Sculpt on those connections to make them stronger, like I did for the first wire connections. But first I'll need to connect the switch and battery board to the same wires...

I also started dremeling a space for the switch and batteries to go inside that little "prison." I'll cut a hole on the floor of it so the switch will be accessible on the outside, and the batteries should be easily replaceable...
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:44 PM   #16
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:23 PM   #17
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:19 AM   #18
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I finished dremeling out the area for the switch and battery board. I also soldered and apoxie sculpted the LEDs on one side together. Next I'll do the other side...
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:32 PM   #19
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I got the other side all soldered together and sealed with Apoxie Sculpt. Lesson learned: Solder the wires before gluing the LED in place. The wires on the first LED had broken off since I last worked on this, so I had to cut and drill out the old LED and replace it. Fortunately Matt supplied me with spares!
Next I'll work on routing the wires through to the switch board and attaching them!
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:37 PM   #20
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how will SP fit in the cockpit?
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