Previously on NotEnoughTECH
(part 1) (part 2)
If you are not bored already, this is the third update on the upgrades. The desk was looking OK already, but I had been waiting for the extension lead to arrive to sort out my power sockets once for all! While the cable management was off the table, I had too much time on my hands and remembered, that I have a graphic tablet I rarely use. It takes too much space and by the time I need it, the job is done using a mouse.
I thought that would be a great idea to embed it into the desk surface in the same way as I have done with the breadboard. To do this properly I needed to use a router again.
The final drill
If you ever consider doing this, get access to the router. This is not my last woodwork project, therefore I got the router for myself now. It makes all jobs much easier, and creating the space for the tablet was so swift.
I needed to get a space for the cable (tablet has an option for wireless but…) and the touchpad switch. I will be able to cover it up with my mouse mat and use this space when not in use. Both holes also allow me to remove the tablet if needed.
I had a problem! The socket is 5m away from my PC. And I need a 5m extension, that ideally has 6 gangs, and a few USB sockets for charging. This basically is not going to happen. The reasonable solution on Amazon was the 6 gang, 5 USB but 1.5 m long extension lead. Fortunately, I have a cheap 10m extension and some soldering skills.
40 min later I was a proud owner of 6m and 4m extension leads and solution to my power issues was ready. Six screws and 4 zip ties hold this thing up and prevent it from moving.
No more holes
It has been pointed out to me that soon I will have no desk left because of all the holes I have been making. Therefore I resisted adding the exclusive Arduino workplace… for now. The next up will be some types of vinyl to cover all that MDF board. If I come up with an actual design for NotEnoughTECH before then, it may be in the matching colours!!
Until next time!