Before I'd study japanese I'd have to study chinese first. It wouldn't make sense to me to master a different language first, when I'm culturally and genetically linked to a different one I can't even read/write yet. But no where near enough time for that. It'll be a post-gradschool-enter real life type of thing.
I don't see what's wrong with it. Besides you just have to learn the how to read each kanji in both Chinese and Japanese while learning.
Well I guess if I had a program that can open your files it would make it easier but alas I do not.
Engineers don't do that much hands on work. Technicians do.
Better change your studies now if you don't want to find out the hard way like me.
Might vary depending on the field of engineering but it's usually design/research not so much putting your hands at the task. Go ask around first to make sure.
Just did some work. Based on the approximate measurements for the PCBs Boris gave me and assuming that the stainless steel is 1.9mm thick, the case is 173.8mm deep, 187.6mm wide, and 53.8mm tall. Some screenshots in Google Sketchup.
I color coded the PCBs. Blue = HDAC, Green = O2, White = Controller, and Pale Yellow = Volume. I still need to move the volume board around but this is just an approximate. No screw holes for the top part yet.
Edit: File attached.
Unit Case.zip 12k .zip file
Also, why not aluminum? It's lighter and cheaper. Vintage electronics aren't redonculously heavy for no reason.
Edited by kalbee - 10/28/12 at 3:35pm