Scratch building like this really took off the the Gerry Anderson shows, Derek Meddings et al really raising the bar that lead to the amazing scifi models in the films and shows that followed. Watching what you come up with.
Bishop wrote: A way cool idea as long as people don't have a fit looking at it. Love it so far.
Yes, I agree with you. Have already ordered momentary pushbuttons (pb) for the console. Each compartment has its own pb. These will enable whatever electronics is attached to that compartment. As soon as they take their finger off the pb, it turns off.
Maarten wrote: ...Wished I paid more attention in my electronic classes at school.
It's never too late.
Since starting modelling (last year), I had to relearn what I knew 40 years ago, and learning new stuff too. Having the desire, and the time to do so, is the only barrier. I don't want to learn everything for I will end up swapping model making for electronics making (which I don't want to do).
Being a geek is full-time keeping updated - no time to make anything.
Fashioning a way to solder the LEDs with a retro space-age look.
The four LEDS into left side end contains a Red, Green, Blue, and a White LED. Their control panel rotary switch is labelled 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% respectively.
The four LEDS at right hand side contains four LEDs, two Orange, and two Yellow. Their control panel switch is labelled "LOW" and "HIGH" respectively.
What that all means is up to you.