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Both inspired me to eventually try rolling my own and to make sure I’d really pull it off I grabbed my camera and started streaming the whole process on twitch.tv/bekopharm. Random trivia: Me cutting cardboard apparently sounded like some trash metal band. I disputed the strike but nothing came of it, as expected.
Later, already some weeks into the build, I also stumbled over Jon’s blog and his Creative Geek channel. Jon had the same idea to use
Node-RED for the plumbing and I was delighted to see another Elite Dangerous cockpit made of cardboard in the wild.
Yeah, and at some point I got tired of calling it just “button box”. It’s not. It’s a “glorified button box mock-up with a gorram LCD made from cardboard”. So I decided that it needs a name and as a nerd I came up with…
Primary Buffer Panel!
Firefly fans will know.