Friday, December 20, 2013

KITT's Scanner Bar Update

The 55 Watt halogen bulbs arrived last week, but I have been fighting off a nasty cough/virus and have not been working on the project much. Today I decided to see if I could get the hardware I need to mount the bulbs in the scanner bar.

I taped one of the bulbs in the bar and took it with me to Mac's Hardware. When I walked in the store, the manager was standing there and asked me if he could help me find what I was looking for. I said sure, and showed him how I wanted to mount the bulbs. He took the bar from me and asked, "Is this what I think it is?" I said, "If you are thinking it is a scanner for KITT then yes." He just smiled and said that is really cool. He helped me find exactly what I needed and as we were walking back up to the register, he stopped me and said, "Tell KITT this is his Christmas present. This is on the house. Merry Christmas!" I was stunned. I said, "Thank you and Merry Christmas to you too!"

The hardware works perfectly to mount the halogen bulb in the scanner bar opening. I used two 4mm machine screws, nuts, and washers for each bulb. 

I now have all eight bulbs mounted in the bar and it is ready to wire up. I plan to continue working on this after Christmas.

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