By Alexey Feldgendlerfeldgendler. Friday, February 22, 2008 8:00:00 PM
Almost the entire team gathered together on Friday to add the final strokes to the arcade machine. George
all worked together to finish the surface of the cabinet with the second layer of paint.
Some parts, like the keyboard door, were painted separately and reattached to the cabinet the next day, when the paint dried off. The machine stands in the Desktop Team office now, it's finished, and it helps us have these nice litte breaks while our code is compiling
. We also want to make it look even cooler by adding some artwork, but more about that later.Note: All hyperlinks in this post take you to more pictures. You can also view all the pictures from this event.
By Alexey Feldgendlerfeldgendler. Thursday, February 21, 2008 8:00:00 PM
It was time to cover the cabinet with actual paint! To make a mockup of how we want to paint the cabinet, we used Google SketchUp
again. You can download
our design in this editor's own format or in 3DS Max
, or JPEG
formats. The design features Opera's brand colors, red and black.
On Thursday, Anders
and other members of the team covered the cabinet with the first layer of paint. The machine was starting to look great!Note: All hyperlinks in this post take you to more pictures. You can also view all the pictures from this event.
By Alexey Feldgendlerfeldgendler. Wednesday, February 20, 2008 8:00:00 PM
Before painting, the cabined needed to be primed. The layer of primer prevents the paint from absorbing into the pores of wood and drying too fast, and also doesn't let the natural color of the wood shine through the paint.
This February, a new member joined our desktop team, so far as an intern but we hope he'll stay with us after he graduates. Not only has Alexander
taken a head start in work, but he also has joined our teambuilding activity! Together with Arjan
and Per Arne
, he helped sand the surfaces of the cabinet so that they became smooth. After that, the team covered the cabinet with a layer of primer.Note: All hyperlinks in this post take you to more pictures. You can also view all the pictures from this event.
By Alexey Feldgendlerfeldgendler. Tuesday, February 19, 2008 8:00:00 PM
Our Opera Widget Arcade project is close to completion. The machine works, and people from other departments come to play once in a while. The only big thing left is making it look nice.
Because of the way the cabinet is assembled, the side walls have a lot of screws in them holding the front and back panels as well as various inner shelves. Before painting the side walls, these holes had to be leveled. On Tuesday, Per Arne
covered all the screwholes with pieces of paper and painted over them with primer.Note: All hyperlinks in this post take you to more pictures. You can also view all the pictures from this event.