Well, I've been having a happy time experimenting furiously with regard to lighting my large antique vacuum tubes using tri-colored LEDs. As you may recall, this is all part of my ongoing Inamorata Prognostication Engine and Ultra-Macho Prognostication Engine project combo.
In a moment, I will bring you up to date with regard to my experiments, but first feast your eyes on this YouTube video, which we took just a few minutes ago as I virtually pen these words:
Now, just to make sure we're all tap-dancing to the same drum beat and humming to the same bagpipe riff, let's remind ourselves that the Prognostication Engine combo is going to comprise two units, as illustrated below:
The Inamorata Prognostication Engine is to be presented in the antique 1929 radio cabinet at the bottom. Gracing the front of this cabinet will be two brass control panels festooned with antique knobs and switches and meters and suchlike -- one in the big rectangular area at the top and the other in the interestingly shaped area underneath.
Meanwhile, the Ultra-Macho Prognostication Engine will be presented in an antique-looking box that sits on top of the radio cabinet (just a crude mock-up of this box is shown in the image above). This unit will have one brass panel in the front (shown in white in the image), where this panel will be a slightly larger version of the equally eye-catching lower panel in the bottom cabinet.
Sitting flat on the top of the left-hand side of the upper cabinet will be yet another brass panel, and mounted on this will be my antique vacuum tubes. Once again, the ones shown above are an early mockup. I've since tracked down some really great tubes, which we shall consider in more detail momentarily.
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