Board Cleaning Supplies

Board Cleaning Supplies

Console: Atari 2600
Model: CX-2600
Switches: Six Switch
Light Sixer
Made In Taiwan

Supplies: 71% alcohol pads, screwdriver, 91% rubbing alcohol (not pictured), Q-Tips (not pictured), and Duster (Endust)

This is what the switch board looks like with the foam ring dust covers off the switches.

I use compressed air (Endust) to remove any dust that’s on the switch board and motherboard.

I use 91% rubbing alcohol with q-tips to clean the inside of the switches. These were a little dirty, but they were the only things that were dirty on the switch board or motherboard.

I use 71% alcohol pads to clean the switch board itself (I let them dry a bit so they’re not so wet), which is safe, because there’s not anything on the board.

I again use the compressed air to get any dust or dirt that was left behind on the switch board or motherboard.

Note: Game cartridges are just for looks. They’ve already been cleaned (photos 16-18)

Posted by Hobbycorner on 2017-12-02 01:10:39

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Switch Board & Motherboard

Switch Board & Motherboard

Console: Atari 2600
Model: CX-2600
Switches: Six Switch
Light Sixer
Made In Taiwan

With the black foam ring dust covers back on, this is a close look at the switch board and motherboard of the Atari 2600.

You can see the color tuner (bottom left of the motherboard, round white circle) and also where the Radio Frequency (RF) cable goes into the Atari.

Posted by Hobbycorner on 2017-12-02 01:10:40

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Dust Devil

Dust Devil

A Mandelbrot fractal created using the Fractal Science Kit fractal generator – www.fractalsciencekit.com/

Posted by Ross Hilbert on 2016-06-22 12:14:55

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Promise Rings Meaning – What Are Promise Rings?

Promise Rings Meaning – What Are Promise Rings?

Traditionally promise rings or couple’s rings referred to a promise of love made between a couple. But today there are different types of promises of love which people want an outward symbol for. The rings for these different types of promises are often collectively referred to as promise rings. Because of this, it is necessary to provide the different types or categories as a part of this definition.

 The promise rings of today may be broken down into three major categories: pre-engagement rings, friendship rings and abstinence rings (also called chastity or purity rings). Each has its own significance and needs defining.

Pre-engagement rings are the traditional promise rings. These rings represent a promise of exclusivity and at least serious intentions for an engagement at a later date. This engagement could be postponed due to the age of the couple for a couple in high school or college, for financial reasons for couples who want but cannot afford a wedding or to allow a period of “real” time and exclusivity to allow the couple to get to know each other on a deeper level and decide if they really want to marry. The latter is very much an engagement but the giving of promise rings allows for a “pre-engagement” without the large outlay of cash that many spend on engagement rings.

Friendship rings are given to show love, appreciation and a commitment to remain friends long term. These rings are given to a best friend or best friends. But the friendship rings could also be given as an exchange of matching promise rings between best friends. Though these rings could be given at any point during the friendship, giving the friendship rings after the friendship has been tested and shown to be true and not merely a close association gives these promise rings more meaning.

Abstinence rings, like friendship rings, are not symbolic of romantic love but are outward symbols of a promise to remain abstinent or chaste until marriage. Today, however, abstinence rings (also called chastity or purity rings) may also be used to symbolize a promise to remain drug free. This promise may be a religious commitment to God, to self, to the wearer’s future, to the future spouse and/or to parents. Purity or Abstinence rings may represent a commitment to several people.

In summary, promise rings are symbolic of romantic love that goes beyond the sparks that fly when you see someone attractive, the love of a friend that goes beyond just enjoying hanging out together as friendship rings and a self love or obedient love that is willing to sacrifice to an extent the pleasures of the present for the hopes of the future as abstinence rings. Promise rings symbolize a commitment to love in a deeper more meaningful way.

Velica Galaud