2019-11-27 (W) MIDIGlocken

I had solenoids and a suitable power supply, so it was time to mount the electromagnets. Fortunately, everything was evenly spaced, so I measured the spacing off the keys. Each vertical line on the plastic would align a hole from one solenoid. I marked the second hole by placing the frame from one magnet on the plastic and using a marker to draw where I needed to drill.
Spacing on a plastic strip

All eight solenoids were mounted with #6-32 screws from behind. A washer and nut kept them the correct depth. I soldered a common wire to each magnet lead and an individual wire to the other terminal of each, which resulted in a bundle of nine wires.
Mounted electromagnets

I had a ten-pin chassis mount connector on hand that should work, but it must be mounted from the outside before it can be soldered. At the moment, the plastic where the solenoids are mounted is too wide and must be trimmed down to fit inside the glockenspiel.
Connector for glockenspiel

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