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Mario's scanner finally gets a case

MarioMaster

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As some people may know, for several months my scanner consisted of a jumble of parts hot glued to a wooden project board  ;D

As luck would have it on the way home from the post office I spotted some large electrical equipment at someone's curb and further inspection revealed two Baldwin EA5 amplifiers - probably from an old organ or something. I got them wired up and found one to be perfectly functional, and the second completely dead.

Oh and did I mention these things are made of solid bolted steel? Yeah they weigh a ton. But this is perfect as the dead amplifier would now become the new home of my lasershow system  :D

Pics time:

The amplifier before I began to tear it down
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A tad dusty
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The transformer in this thing was huge
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Completely gutted case
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Some initial testing and component placement
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Then just today I went to a local surplus place and got a pound and a half of fine threaded bolts, nuts, washers, and some springs to make some adjustable mounts for lasers and optics so I could finally get past my hot glue obsession  :p
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Running
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Front compartment shot
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Entire overhead shot
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Still needs some general tidying, but this is basically a long-term project with upgrades coming whenever I get some extra money, my current plans in the works are combining another 803t diode and upgrading the 110mw red to a LOC  :)

Here's a youtube video overview showing me powering up and running the scanner
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBZ4Fys93NU&feature=channel_page[/media]
 

Kenom

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Very nice. I've got an old server case that I may end up doing exactly this with.
 




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