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Author Topic: Yet another Reliant build...  (Read 1504 times)

Offline whb64

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Re: Yet another Reliant build...
« Reply #60 on: August 06, 2017, 05:36:31 pm »
I fixed the image links :)

Now that I can see... wow.  I see all the imperfections now that my failing vision wasn't seeing.  It's all fixable but will take some extra time.  At least I am back to working on it now :)

Offline MSgtUSAFRet

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Re: Yet another Reliant build...
« Reply #61 on: August 07, 2017, 07:04:58 am »
Glad to read you're better!

Steady as she goes! Can't wait to see your progress shots!

Steve
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Offline whb64

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Re: Yet another Reliant build...
« Reply #62 on: August 12, 2017, 05:34:21 pm »
Thanks Master Sargent :)

 

Offline whb64

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Re: Yet another Reliant build...
« Reply #63 on: August 12, 2017, 05:42:29 pm »
I posted this in another thread but since it means I will start doing some serious work (finally!) on the Reliant I'd post it here as well in case someone is interested and didn't see the other thread.

I just picked up this...

$21.95 at CircuitSpecilists (already had a basic soldering iron, I just like this one better)
https://www.circuitspecialists.com/csi4550.html


and This from Walmart- $14.95



The soldering station is a pretty good deal if you take into account it comes with a spool of solder, which alone would cost $10-13.  If you look at it that way, the station came out to be $8.95-$11.95

CircuitSpecialists also has a pretty good deal right now on heat shrink-  $.06 for 4ft.  I got 40 feet for a whopping 60cents :)

I also got my power connectors from eBay, and my linear variable DC power supply will be here Monday.  I have a ton of resistors, LEDs, LED tape, Arduino boards ...  so I'm all set to start wiring!  I'm drawing an outline of the Reliant and starting to plan out where I will be putting the LED tape and where to setup the positive and negative bus lines.

I have plenty of magnet wire too, but here's a tip for those that haven't thought of this...  Ever have a network cable that the clip broke off, or you don't use your cat5 anymore because everything is wireless?  Well don't throw the cable out!  Cut the ends off and strip the outer insulation off and you now have four sets of wire, 8 wires total.  It's a great size, easy to run, and can definitely handle the low voltages we're using.

 




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