This month, a day was spent planning, measuring and cutting various pieces of lumber to make the decking that will be installed over the reservoirs. While the table saw was in use, cleat stock was also made, which will be put to good use as the construction process continues. As of the time of writing this update, one support and associated legs are standing in place that will support the deck (and everything on top of it).
Work was also done to complete wiring the drawer in the console. Spreaders were tucked into the console, taking the 30 gauge wire bundle from the drawer and transitioning it to 24 gauge wire to the Uniflex boards. The two-digit display (with 14 segments) each had to get a resistor wired in series between the output board pin and the individual segment. This was necessary to drop the voltage and current down to an acceptable level for the segments to function properly.
Finally, the surf got some attention as when it was originally installed, it leaked wind very badly. After some investigation, it was determined that there was a screw hole that was stripped out, holding the piece of wood tight which covers the slot where the wind comes out when it is operating. The hole was drilled out and a dowel was installed along with some wood glue. After it had dried, the dowel was shaped on one side to match the slot. Then a pilot hole was drilled, screw reinserted and the unit reassembled. Back in its place between the Marimba levels, it no longer leaks and operates properly!
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