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Heres some info on wiring my B9

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Click here to buy the switches I used. # 35-480

Here is an inside view looking at my B9's chest area. I made an acrylic bezel that holds ten lighted switches in place. I epoxied two switches together, one on top of the other and was able to snap these five gangs into this bezel. The "faux" B9 swiches are attached to the fronts of these switches. The switches I used are surplus ones that have a square lighted area. I felt this gave the buttons more surface area to attach to and thus more area to push against. Between the faux buttons and the actual ones I sandwiched some 1/8" cream colored acrylic. This was cut to match the size of each faux button and gives that nice yellow first season look to the lighted buttons.

Above the gang of chest switches you can see t he two Dialight lamps and to the right of them a 40mm fan that keeps them cool.

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This is the circuit that flashes the belly lights. It's the same one I built for my brain. This circuit was created by Joe Fox see below.

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Above is Joe Fox's flasher circuit that I used for both my robots brain lights and his belly lights. It took me a while to figure out what everything was not being an electrical pro. That being said after some trial and error I figured everything out and created the circuit below.

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This is the circuit I came up with off of Joe's schematic. Get the LED's from all electronics for some reason the ones from Radio shack wont work.

Here is a movie to show how well this circuit works.

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Here is the printed circuit I used to create the belly light blinker. You can see when compared to the last photo that I just repeated the one circuit 12 times. Feel free to print this out and make your own circuit board. It's lots of fun.

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Above is a picture of the fuse box that took the place of my
power bus. I added extra fuse holders in case I need them for
circuits in the future.

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Here is Craig R's 16 row neon. I made the backplate from scratch out of plexi. The neon is adhered to the backplate using goop and black silicone.

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Here's a rear shot of my neon backplate. If you follow the wires around you can see how everything works as compared to
Craig R's diagram on the club site. I created a little circuit board to hold the TIP31 NPN transistor in the upper right corner.

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Here is Craig R's georgeous 16 row neon installed.

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Rockin'

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