This is what the bumper on the skirt looks like before we added all the foam. Ended up changing the headboard part quite a bit later.
Steel cable and lots of plastic ribs.
Lummox adding the formed coroplast to the new welded steel skirt. The wooden bits clamped to it were removed later once the glue had dried. Gantry crane was very helpful.
Tired and not paying attention, I plugged the drill battery in backwards and blew up this 25W adjustable DC-DC switching converter. Quickly ordered some emergency spares.
Xbox controller dongle, SIP cordless phone base, BeagleBone Black, and a Mikrotik Routerboard (with 3 x R52Hn cards). We later swapped the drill battery for a LiPo pack and added a USB hub to make the Xbox dongle happier.
Our first attempt at power for the base station repeater was using 18V drill batteries. Worked great until we killed one due to drawing the voltage down too low – I guess there isn’t a protection circuit built into them.
This guy flew into the shop while we were working on the raver trap – sweet!
Also our first attempt at antenna mounts. Turns out IKEA closet systems are not meant for that kinda abuse so we beefed it up later.
No skirt, no footbox, no foam, only one non-working tentacle.