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Illuminated button hack. (8/7/01)

I've been working on adding illumination to my Mark2. Thanks to Hugo for the starting point of the kernel control.

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This is a pic with the facia off. You can see that I hacked on an additional led by the knob.

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With the facia on you can see the illuminated points. For the knob I drill around it and two to three holes are illuminated at a time.

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Here is the empeg at night in my truck.

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Here is the displayboard while I was working on it. I had to bend up the display to get access to the resistor pad.

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In this close up you can see the small black resistor pack I had to solder in.

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And a close up of the buttons with leds in place.

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In this pic you can see the holes drilled in the buttons and knob.

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While I had the empeg apart I took a pic of the main board.

Quick pics. Click on thumbnail for larger image.

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New Mark2 Custom Component Box

This is my new component box for the Mark2. It stills needs a paint job and some other exterior touch ups. But I believe the internal guts are mostly finished. I was able to dock the Ethernet connection with a standard cable with the lock broke off and attached securely to a metal plate. I also put a switch inside the cage which turns on the power supply when it is inserted. I have access to serial port as well.

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This is a front view with the top off.

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In the top view you can see the power supply, which used to be for a dell laptop. They sure have shrunk those down.

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This back view shows all the connections. I only have front output and aux input hooked up right now. I just ran out of the splitters I cut up to connect them.

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In this internal view of the cage you can see the micro switch and Ethernet plug.

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Here you can sort of see how the Ethernet is supported.

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And finally a front view with the unit running.

Here are some thermal pics of my empeg.


Questions, comments, or flames please email empeg@hulkster.net

This page last updated July 02 2017.