Firing glass powder onto metal is an ancient technique commonly known as enameling or, more precisely, vitreous enameling. It is highly durable, beautiful in appearance and pleasing to the touch. […]
How the Novena Heirloom was designed and created
Developing a process for installing threaded inserts in the Heirloom composite material.
Designing a foot for the Heirloom computers
Fitting a keypad into the Heirloom lower enclosure.
Designing and fabricating the SSD and battery brackets.
Using a custom, adjustable CNC vacuum table for hinge mounting in the Open Source Novena Heirloom laptop computers.
Using the custom vacuum table to hold the bottom panels on the CNC mill for sawing to height.
Setting up for machining the wavy bottom enclosure of the Heirloom took about a week of design, trial and error and rummaging through the shop stash of supplies.
How I spent an extra week finding ways to achieve proper fit between metal and Heirloom composite components.