RTFM. by nhfoley
RTFM., a photo by nhfoley on Flickr.
We've confirmed Abe actually functions. So now, we're taking several steps back to prepare.

Reading manuals, finishing the workspace (outlet covers! organization! heat!), making sure everything will be safe once work begins.

Part of that safety... is stickers. As delivered, Abe had four different generations of stickers, so for clarity and cohesion, we're making a whole new set to match a forthcoming color scheme. Unfortunately... designing retro-industrial graphics on the computer is the fun part...  with that out of the way, we've got some frustratingly real paint buckets to use - while covering several hundred square feet of concrete with epoxy floor coating.

It continues.