67. Wire Management Woes
Well I'm really crunched for time at this point, and I'm having serious issues with wire management. It really comes down to the fact that all the components have far too many excess wires, or in some cases the wires are too short. As a result, even with the bumpout I added, there's just no way I can cram it all in back there, much less make it as neat as I want.
Here's what I have to deal with:
Ugly as sin. You may notice I removed the cold cathode inverter from its case. Also if you are wondering about the blue tape, that's to remind me of where the boundaries of my bumpout are so I don't try to leave wiring sticking up outside that area.
The case was simply too tall. The other issue is that the cold cathode wire from the inverter to the tube is too short to get it where I want it. It leaves it right at the edge of the bumpout (now I wish I'd made that slightly bigger and deeper, lol)
I also need to do something about the annoying blue LED.
And some closeups of rats-nest wiring.
After some work, I managed to make some improvement, but it's still too bulky to get the back cover on:
I think I'm going to be spending tonight cutting, splicing, and soldering wires to get them all arranged nicely. I may also have to widen the hole for the PSU wires coming into the back side of the case.
Of all the things that are going wrong, I think these are looking pretty nice: