Return to the BUILD
“In this issue, you receive the base for the right foot, which includes the remaining parts to illuminate the repulsor.”
This issue will be very similar to the work we we did on the Left Foot back in Issue 2.
Materials: The Heel of the Right Foot is metal, while the other parts are plastic.
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The Right Foot (2)
Stage 1 – LED Screen
Place the Screen into this round opening on the inside of the Heel:
Cover the Screen with the LED Holder as shown, and secure it in place with two (2) AM screws.
This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
Stage 2 – Placing the LED and Completing the Heel
Retrieve your Right Foot assembly from the previous issue. Push the LED of the LED Assembly into the hole of the LED Holder:
Press the Heel assembly firmly into the bottom of the Left Foot.
When test fitting this step, I noticed that all of the wiring and the small circuit board of the LED Assembly need to fit inside the Right Foot. To make them fit better, I gently bent the pins of the LED forward, like this:
Also, to isolate the electrical bits from shorting on any of the metal parts, I wrapped the circuit board in a piece of electrical tape:
Then, I carefully fit the two parts together:
There are notches in the front of the Heel, so I routed my switch wiring through one of them so it would sit flush and not pinch any wires:
Secure the Heel to the Right Foot using two (2) AM screws:
Like before with the Left Hand, we are taking multiple issues to build this Right Foot, whereas the Left Foot was all built in Issue 2. Seems like they had more magazine content than parts! Still, we are making good progress.
Issue 47 – Right Foot 3