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.
After ditching the touch switch, I needed a substitute switch idea for the Heirloom.
Fabricating a fan-based CPU cooling system
Figuring out how to cool the Heirloom system CPU
Finding a way to hold the LCD panel and bottom rail in alignment.
An aluminum hinge plate for the Novena Heirloom LCD panel enclosure.