not that I've taken any other kind before, but the past 6 months it's the pace of a sloth in hibernation too :) . I was finally able to do some little things lately however and today wanted to test the lights of my laptop because I still needed to before I can go on. But they don't do a thing, zilch, noppes, nada, no-thing... at all.. :(
I don't get it, I test them after every step and the last one was just before I closed the powerbox of the laptop in May and it all worked fine. I haven't tested since, but nothing should have changed for the lights not to work. I just put some glue between two halves of the box, with the wires already in glue when they díd work, so it couldn't be ruined by gluing the halves together, could it? Loosening the connections somehow I mean.. I've switched all the connections while testing to be sure I'm not crossing any reds with blacks where it should be the other way around, but it stays dark.. I always have a testlight in my testing setup that works for sure, so I know it's getting power and that light goes on just like it should. I have no clue what the problem could be... Sometimes the wires don't connect properly despite the scotch tape I use to hold them together, but I always press all of them down to make sure that is not keeping it from lighting up.
but one of the things I've been able to do is make the top of the desk a few weeks ago that wasn't too difficult and I finally could use my new and supercheap pastamachine! (although the white edge that I added after the black was baked, didn't come out as straight as it should've). The powersocket is something I made somewhere in April and was supposed to be a functional one, with a working (ie: connecting & pluggable) plug from the laptop (such a cool idea I thought), but somehow I couldn't get it to work. Will try to work that out for some other project since finishing the laptop as it is is challenge enough, so there you just have the powersocket, which I like too for added realism to the scene. I build it up with several layers to make as much as a real one as possible.
I had to use my phone as our charger from our camera is m.i.a. and the battery is empty, but the quality isn't even too bad I think.