I can finally call the thing “done for now” after about a month of on-and-off work. It can run in its current condition, and just needs the battery charger (which the company I ordered from conveniently left out in my order for a battery charger).
Things left to do:
- Battery armor
- COLD CATHODES!
Anyway, no Major Build Disasters were logged, which is fortunate. It had its share of problems, however, including misfitting components, random switch shorts, and way too many hot soldering iron burns.
Some final build pics!