Cygnus X1 by Attila Lukacs

Written by Attila Lukacs

December 14, 2009 | 08:47

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More added to the internal structure

So the first big mistake came quickly, and there were many more to follow. This new assembly was not as sturdy as the first design, but with the support from the backplate and front panel I knew it would be very strong once completed.

At this stage the plan was to have an internal chassis and an external shell. The chassis would slide out of the shell on tracks, so things were made to conform to this concept. Firstly the back-plate was made from in a 3mm sheet.

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Then the front panel needed to be made. I had two Evercool fans sitting around and I really like their style, so they were incorporated into the design. Also the top plate was made at this time, as shown below:

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The front panel design was fairly arbitrary, being basically what was needed. With the basic structure made, I started to think about the front I/O ports and switches.

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The scheme I came up with incorporated a floating panel around the lower fan, held up by 25mm spacers.

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