Creating a Acorn Atom WorkBench...

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Creating a Acorn Atom WorkBench...

Post by Multiwizard » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:54 pm

Hi,

today was the limit... :-?

I was so fed up always having a wobbly Atom pcb while soldering or typing something in on a Atom pcb, so I made/created myself a very stable Atom WorkBench... :D

Needing parts, some plexiglass & 2 lengths of M3 threaded rod. (and off course some necessary tools)

Now I have Atom WorkBench fully stable in all positions... :-D

The threaded rod in the middle with the wing nuts can easily be removed if PL8 is needed... 8)

Like in my case at the mo the Big Benny pcb. (see one of the pics)

So from now, I just have to slide the pcb in... :-D


Greetings, Wim... :-)
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P1270696  AWB key view #1.JPG
P1270697  AWB key view #2.JPG
P1270698 AWB BigBenny.JPG
P1270699 AWB standing #1.JPG
P1270702 AWB sideways.JPG
P1270703  AWB  comp side.JPG
P1270704 AWB_pcb front view.JPG
P1270705 AWB pcb slide in.JPG

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Re: Creating a Acorn Atom WorkBench...

Post by DutchAcorn » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:42 pm

Wow, nice construction, Wim! Funcional as well as aestetically pleasing. =D>



Of course if I would have this I would run the real risk of not only losing the case screws, but the whole Atom case...
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Re: Creating a Acorn Atom WorkBench...

Post by KarateEd » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:10 pm

You have a winner there Wim
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Re: Creating a Acorn Atom WorkBench...

Post by oss003 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:24 pm

Looking nice Wim ......... great job ..... =D>

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Re: Creating a Acorn Atom WorkBench...

Post by roland » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:36 pm

So you created this great workbench just because I asked you the time and date?
What would have happened if I asked you to format a floppy :lol:

It's really beautiful and this would be a great case to display an Atom 2k15 =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Creating a Acorn Atom WorkBench...

Post by Multiwizard » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:19 am

roland wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:36 pm
What would have happened if I asked you to format a floppy :lol:
Hi,

in fact you did,, in 2013... :lol: :^o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hCpR5lFs4U


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Re: Creating a Acorn Atom WorkBench...

Post by 1024MAK » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:52 pm

Multiwizard wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:54 pm
I was so fed up always having a wobbly Atom pcb while soldering or typing something in on a Atom pcb, so I made/created myself a very stable Atom WorkBench... :D
Hi Wim,

Looks great, and gives you great access to both sides of an Atom board =D>

I presume you made slots in the plexiglass, and that the PCB slides along these slots.

How did you make the slots? I can never manage to get neat slots whenever I try. Mind, I have only tried this using hand tools only.

Mark

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Re: Creating a Acorn Atom WorkBench...

Post by Multiwizard » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:47 pm

1024MAK wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:52 pm
I presume you made slots in the plexiglass, and that the PCB slides along these slots.
Yep that's right.
1024MAK wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:52 pm

How did you make the slots?

Mark
I also use just hand tools, I start with a hacksaw, then a miter saw and the a regular wood saw... :D


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Re: Creating a Acorn Atom WorkBench...

Post by 1024MAK » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:58 pm

Never occurred to me to use a regular wood saw :D

Thanks for your reply :D

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