I'm making a topic to show the RICE port installed along with discussing tips and tricks to help with building your chassis.
1. RICE PORT:
The Rice Port I'm including is a micro 3 pin plug and is shown installed on a chassis in the following picture.http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa60/FX-SABERS/FX-SABERS%20DIY%20Chassis%20Kits/RICEPortinstall_zps14d90cbf.jpg
The way to install it is to use the plastic plates shown in the image for mounting it to.
You will need to lightly sand down the metallic surface on the chassis parts, glue them together and drill appropriate sized holes
for fitting the female end of the plug on to the plates and using Cyanoacrylate Glue to attach it.
When wiring it up Always put the Negative lead on the center post of the plug and the Rx and Tx leads on the outer posts.
This will prevent any accidental shorting of the system because the negative line can not get mixed up with a positive line.
You will then use the Male side of the connector to attach/solder to your USB cable for a completed micro RICE plug 8)
2. Slide switch attachment:
The Slide switch can use pieces of the 1/16 tube to make small posts that fit in the holes and to center it in position
in the channel and you should use a piece of the thin tape under it to attach it and hold it to the adapter.
3. Speaker Rings and Gluing/Drilling:
It is easier to drill out the holes on the rings and end-cap parts separately before assembling them.
Using a 1/16 drill bit simply open up the holes so it is easier to feed the long screws in and align
the speaker rings and end-cap.
In the manual is states to glue them together but this isn't 100% necessary now that I'm including extra rings
to accommodate the additional depth needed for the 2watt speakers.
First drill out the holes, assemble it and test it with the speaker.
If you feel you want it more air tight you can then go back remove the speaker rings and end-cap as a whole
unit and glue them if necessary.
I hope this helps members who have kits and if anyone has any questions or would like advice on any particular
step in the manual please feel free to post here and I'll be able to assist you and add anything to this tips and
tricks list that pertains to it.
Thank you all again for your continued enthusiasm for fx-sabers