Archive for November, 2011

Main power switch wiring, Part 2

Now that I’ve got all of my parts and the cabinets are starting to go together, it’s time to start finalizing the wiring assemblies.  I had previously posted a wiring diagram showing all of the connections to the relay and outlets allowing for one hot outlet and one controlled outlet.  I’ll show how all of those connections are made.

For this assembly, I’m using the following parts:

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Making the Perfect Apple Pie

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One of the other things that I really enjoy doing is cooking.  Mainly baking.  So I’ll throw in a post here or there detailing some dessert making.

Every year for thanksgiving, the food assignments get doled out and this year I’ve been tasked with making apple pies. Two dinners and two pies.  Unfortunately the dinners are 13 days apart, but I’ll make both pies at the same time and freeze one, uncooked.

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Cabinet T-molding

I’m planning on installing T-molding all around the sides of the cabinet and around the control panel.  It’s a good idea to cut the slots for the t-molding now, before the cabinet is together.  It makes things a lot easier, only dealing with a side instead of putting the cabinet down on its side for each cut.

I had requested samples from www.tmolding.com and sure enough a couple of days later they arrived. It’s good to see the colors in person. The color never translates well through a camera and monitor screen. Sure enough, orange that looked pink on the screen was indeed orange.  The blue one in the back is a nice deep purple.
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Building the Arcade Cabinet Base

I wanted to make so that my machine had a nice solid base on it. so I came up with the following design.

There are wheels mounted on the back and then leg levelers on the front. (See the bottom of the post for links to the parts mentioned in this post) The levelers have nylon bases, so they wont scratch hard floors and they should easily slide on carpet. Read the rest of this entry »

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