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Poll Results: From what material should I make the hdd hot swap bay?

 
  • 25% (1)
    Acrylic (seems easier to make)
  • 75% (3)
    Steel (seems a bit stronger)
4 Total Votes  
post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
Ok guys here are the first pictures
As I said in a previous post,here's that little thing that I blamed for postponing the upload.From now on I use both 350d and a compact camera that uses sd cards smile.gif
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I was lucky enough to find theese angles,as there was only 3 sets of 16 left!They were exactly what i wanted,as the other ones were much bigger
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Here's the first attempt to use screws on the aluminum bars
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A closer look
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Unfortunately,the screw thread was stripped many times (bad aluminum maybe) so I used the safer way,RIVETS!
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All aluminum bars completed
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I also installed some plastic/rubber feet
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Edited by johnko1 - 7/19/12 at 12:14pm
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
UPDATE

Hello again.I am in vacation since Monday but I managed to do some progress in the weekend before leaving smile.gif
I got the metal sheets but there was a small problem,more info below


First of all let me show you the metal sheets,I got 2 galvanised steel sheets 57x57cm and 2mm thick.Theese panels are very heavy,seems the testbench won't be moving a lot smile.gif
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A close look on the metal sheet.Here you can see the problem.The shop cut the edges wrong and I didn't want to wait more,so I got them and I'll try to mod them.I got them cheaper too biggrin.gif
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The usable surface of the metal sheets is 55x55cm but I ordered 57x57.1cm on each side is bent to 90 degrees,the reason I did that is so I can mount the side panels (if I use them)
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Got a new toy smile.gif
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Trying to mark the holes
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It is a bit difficult
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A closer look
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Drilling started
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The three corners are finished,one remained
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Fortunately,the last screws were marked well,too
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Time to deal with the motherboard mounting
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I have a 90 degree ruler,so drawing was an easy task
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After some close inspection,motherboard is on the right place.Now it's time to start drilling holes for the motherboard stand-offs
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First motherboard hole!
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Unfortunately the screw broke inside frown.gif I removed the screw and I'll try to fix the thread
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I'm really lucky,the thread wasn't completely stripped,so I partially repaired it smile.gif
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Doing a mounting test
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On the other side,I used a stand-off so that I can keep the motherboard leveled and mark the holes correctly
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The rest of the holes were drilled and then tapped.Everything went fine,only the first hole caused me some trouble smile.gif
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Installed the aluminum bars so that I can fix the steel sheet problem
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The design will be simple,I will cut some metal so that the top of the aluminum bar will be visible.Then,I'll use a plastic plug so that the inside won't be visible.The initial design was to hide the aluminum bars,but it is ok now that I'll use this design
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The cut for the first aluminum bar was done,need to buy some plugs,just like theese I used as feet for the testbench
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The tools I mainly used
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My workplace.Working outside,under a tree because here the weather is HOT
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Hope this update was good smile.gif
Edited by johnko1 - 7/19/12 at 11:48am
post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 
It seems I picked the wrong time for starting the project.I will be able to update in a week,as I decided to stay another week in my village smile.gif
post #14 of 17
any word on an update?
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post #15 of 17
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I started by marking holes for cable management



Also I marked the holes for the watercooling tube.I will use bulkhead connectors


Then I worked on the rivet holes


I decided to use countesunk rivets for a better finish


Here's the result


I did a test with countersunk screws but the head was big

Edited by johnko1 - 9/6/12 at 4:57am
post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing View Post

any word on an update?

I'm sorry for not updating,but this is the last year at school and there's not enough time.I use my pc for an hour max each day.I may be able continues the project(s) on weekends,saturday mainly
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by johnko1 View Post

I'm sorry for not updating,but this is the last year at school and there's not enough time.I use my pc for an hour max each day.I may be able continues the project(s) on weekends,saturday mainly
No apology needed. Best of luck with your study's smile.gif

I look forward to seeing progress on this project, when ever you have time that is.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue 640Gb Samsung SpinPoint F4 2Tb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
ASUS 24X DVD Burner ASUS 24X DVD Burner Stock AMD Cooler Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
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