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Re: Brisbane workshop
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2011, 09:49:22 AM »
cant wait bro  :) ive already got like 4 things I wana build (well that I need help building, im a woodworking nub)

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Looks like finding a concreter over Christmas is going to be tough.   Shitty time of year to find any tradie who wants to do work at the moment.

I'm busting to get this done though.  I haven't built anything in over a year, and I'm really keen to get set up and get the projects flowing again.  Folks like yourself who need help planning, starting or finishing existing projects are exactly what I'm looking for.

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« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2012, 01:06:56 PM »
Well... it's not a big project but I've been looking to mod my ps3 te so it can work on 360 for a while now.

It'd be great to have someone looking over my shoulder who knows what they're doing.

Is this the right place for that?

Re: Brisbane workshop
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2012, 09:54:09 AM »
Looks really interesting anyone been yet? seems a cool idea to make a arcade in a garage most arcades are dieing.

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Re: Brisbane workshop
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2012, 12:43:51 PM »
No reply to my msg and that was over 3 wks ago dude so don't hold your breath.

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Re: Brisbane workshop
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2012, 09:15:50 PM »
Sorry for the delay guys.  Real life (being a father of three, and fighting cancer) sometimes gets in the ways of my hobbies.

The slab finally got poured last week, and the construction starts Monday.  Things are finally moving after so long.

Yes, stick modders needing help with electronics and soldering are most welcome.  Whether it's woodwork or electronics, all OzHadou-ers are welcome to come over and get some assistance with their projects.  Likewise, I really encourage those who know what they're doing to bring newbie mates over, and pass on their knowledge.

And of course, there's always room for a few games down in the gamesroom after a hard day of building and modding.

I'll post again after the build is complete with some details on when folks can start showing up.

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Re: Brisbane workshop
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2012, 07:47:06 PM »
Typical tradie dramas - the slab is 70mm shorter than the shed.  Nothing a carton of beer won't fix.  It's the tradie currency.

The side walls and sliding door got assembled today.  The rain might delay it a bit, but it's moving finally.

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Re: Brisbane workshop
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2012, 08:33:49 PM »
Nice!

Re: Brisbane workshop
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2012, 12:16:28 PM »
Wish i could learn how to build Arcade cabinants looks really complex

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Re: Brisbane workshop
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2012, 02:12:36 PM »
Wish i could learn how to build Arcade cabinants looks really complex
It's surprisingly easy.  The woodwork is just a box, and the electronics are all very "macro" - even the most ham-fisted solderer can make these things work.

Once the workshop is up, I invite anyone of any skill level to come over and get some tips, or even have a crack at your own project.  I'm happy to house people's projects in there if they don't have the room for their own.

As for the workshop progress, it rained all week, so it's going slow.  Weather reports are looking good for the upcoming week, so finger's crossed!

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« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2012, 11:29:13 AM »
My next tech project is pretty simple. Just like to put a window in my PC case.

Is that doable from here? I don't want to have to buy a dremel, and I'm pretty sure that's what I need.

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Re: Brisbane workshop
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2012, 08:57:09 AM »
My next tech project is pretty simple. Just like to put a window in my PC case.

Is that doable from here? I don't want to have to buy a dremel, and I'm pretty sure that's what I need.

Dremel, jigsaw, small grinder.  Plenty of ways to do that.

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Re: Brisbane workshop
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2012, 08:57:58 AM »
Slab goes down:



Shed goes up:






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Re: Brisbane workshop
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2012, 08:07:46 AM »
Geez it's big! I'm definitely keen for a trip out there once you're set up.

Keep up the good work!

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Re: Brisbane workshop
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2012, 09:36:54 AM »
Geez it's big!
That's what she said.   :o

Seriously though, it's a 6.2m x 7.7m slab.  Walls are 2.7m high at the sides, and about 3.2m high at the gable peak.

Plan is to have dedicated space for woodwork, electronics and a small spray booth with exhaust for painting cabinets and sticks.

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Re: Brisbane workshop
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2012, 04:49:29 PM »
Insulation and roof went on today.  Flashings to go on next, and finishing touches on the door, and it's done.