How the Novena Heirloom was designed and created
The first completed Novena Heirloom laptop.
Developing a process for installing threaded inserts in the Heirloom composite material.
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.
Trimming the glue lower pan in preparation for joining it to the aluminum side plates.
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.
An elegant solution to the tricky challenge of a round speaker grill holes pattern.