Engine L][ghts

Real life pause over – time to get these fething engine lights done!

Engine detailing:

IMG_1156

And covered with Krylon Fusion primer:

IMG_1209

Added supporting braces internally to the top deck cavity:

IMG_1212

Note the magnets to take this removable though as yet un-detailed decking plate:

IMG_1219

Finished soldering (and re-soldering… and re-re-soldering…) the wiring harness and tinted the bright white LEDs with Tamiya Clear Blue:

IMG_1210

Seriously underestimated the size of the wiring harness vs the cavity, and spent a lot longer than it should have taken to get it all to fit:

IMG_1215

You might notice the switch has been changed out – the Nerf gun switch decided to cease working about after I’d soldered everything up the first (two) times, so I caved in and bought a good solid switch – which is why the top decking is now removable:

IMG_1218

Finally though – we have engine lights!

IMG_1220

Things I have learned during this process:

1. Good soldering is a lot harder than it looks đŸ˜‰

2. Test, test and re-test your circuit after every step!

3. Harvesting LEDs and battery mounts and switches for free is good in theory but in practice, not so much

Now I can (hopefully) speed up the rest of this build!

Thanks for looking!

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s