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Re: Oak S100 card cage
I like the wood idea.
Another option for folks looking for a card cage might be to have on laser cut - http://www.pololu.com/product/749
On Monday, July 14, 2014 2:54:38 PM UTC-7, Vince Mulhollon wrote:
(I posted this in the wrong group originally, sorry)
I'm thinking of making an oak card cage for my 18 S100 slots. I've got
the original IEEE-696 physical parameters, is that good enough for all
modern N8VEM projects?
Nice thick oak to be non-flexible.
Thinking a short "U" with the board at the bottom and slots cut in the
arms. Probably not coming up all the way on the side of the cards.
That rather firmly bolted to standard rack mount shelf (heavy duty)
bolted inside a steel rack case
Poly coated on all surfaces for
humidity stability and it'll live in a stable climate controlled area at
constant temp/humidity anyway.
Will live inside a ventilated
steel chassis I have access to for EMI/RFI whatever. Thank you PCI/DSS
financial regulations for forcing the production of cool little
networking device cases with great ventilation and locks and access on
all sides etc.
I have more than enough 'leet table saw skills to pull this off.
thinking of two MBs one on top of another in the rack case. I've got
12U of space to hold these two MBs which will make a tight fit
vertically but probably survivable (Will have to model that extensively,
maybe I can get access to a 16U case...)
Crazy? Sane? Better
idea? I can' t be the first guy in 40 years to think of oak as a card
cage material. Also are all the N8VEM cards under the IEEE size
standards around the perimeter? I've seen some mighty full cards with
"stuff" right up to the edge.
Curious if anyone tried it and the
tannins in the oak made their pcb corrode or poly finish sticks to rosin
flux or something I haven't even considered yet.