Sunday 24th February 2002
So, time to get going on the control panel, the interface which the user will twiddle and fondle lovingly, as the beeps and psychedelia eminate from the machine.
The first job was to remove all the buttons and joysticks, then rip off this covering and find out what was underneath. Alas no pot of gold, but what became visible was a bare metal surface ideally suited to a spraying.
The wiring was all good, that would be kept as to replace it would be time consuming and pointless, but I needed spankingly clean and new controls, so where better to purchase such arcade goodness but Happ Controls, who have been since purchased by Suzo, please excuse the pointless trivia.
Alas these would require some time to arrive, so this week far more thought and planning took place than any actual work.
Anyhow, here we have the bare metal scrubbed up control panel, just waiting for the last two sticks to get removed. Next week, painting would be the job of the day! Woohoo!