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Welcome to More Fun Making It

Hi, I’m Lee. I make awesome retro geeky things out of wood, electronics and patience.

I’ve also recently decided to regress to my teenage self. Much less squeezing spots and sleeping till the afternoon and much more obsessing over retro 8 and 16bit computers and consoles. My latest videos are much more about this new passion, but I’ll certainly be returning to woodwork soon!

You can find all of my builds here, the whole journey, including mistakes, awesome bits, mistakes, and the occasional stumble into success!

Playing on the finished products is so satisfying, but really, it’s more fun making it.

#mycoolmachine

I was invited to take part in a collaboration with other YouTubers with the subject being “what is your cool machine?”
Here is the playlist!

3d Printing Atari Comp Mod Socket Brackets

Been a while since I used my 3d printer, always scary using it after a long rest.
Printing like a trooper!
I’m trying to make a mount for a 4 pole socket in the back of the Atari 2600. Want to make a no-drill solution.

This is version one. Pretty sure it will need some tinkering to get right. Only takes 20 minutes to print so not a terrible strain on my time.

Version one will not be the final version!
The middle section isn’t attached one side. Small hole is too small. Too long on one side and too short on the other (this happens when you don’t flip everything ๐Ÿ˜‚)

This is the hole I have to work with. It’s complicated by that pillar.
Second pic is version 1 in place. Took some filing but it looks like it will work. Final pic is the panel mount socket I’m trying to put there.

Version 2 I managed to make fit really nicely. Then I realised the hole for the socket was too small. When I tried to drill it out… Well, you can see.

So!

Version 3 is ready to print!
Stronger, and with the correct size hole ๐Ÿ˜

Version 3.
I still need to make a few small adjustments to make it easier for someone else to use when I share it. But it is in there and the concept works!
I think it was @RealJamHamster who suggested a right angle cable.

Inside. I need to put some insides back in to make sure it isn't causing problems

Version 4. The final version (assuming I've not introduced a fault) Its a little late for printing now without being shouted at. I'll spit this out tomorrow and test it. If it works I will put it up on Thingiverse for all to try ๐Ÿ™‚

Version 4 printed and it fits very well.
A couple more to print for the other 2 Ataris.
This was a lot less painful to get done than I expected.

Originally tweeted by More Fun Making It (Lee) (@ZZleeZZ) on 31 July 2021.

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