I am not even finished yet, but I wanted to share a few lessons learned so far with you:

 

  • I am not as good at soldering as I remember being
  • My eyesight is far worse than it used to be
  • Soldering iron burns hurt
  • The accuracy of my measuring technique and tolerances in 3D printer can cause issues when not factored together
  • Breaking a 2 hour 3D printed part in assembly is more painful than the soldering iron.

 

All that said, it's coming along, even with the fair amount of "dynamic design revisions" that are happening (making it up as I go along)! This will probably be my last post, as I want the final reveal to be in the video. Wo good luck to everyone else, and wish me luck, as I think I am going to need it!

 

Half build games portable console prototype