Easel Frame 2.0

A project log for Luggable PC

A nominally portable ("luggable") computer chassis for commodity desktop PC components.

RogerRoger 01/25/2017 at 22:430 Comments

Abandoning the mess that was V1, I made a fresh start and designed easel frame 2.0. The basic shapes were dictated by:

The screen and associated support structures were designed in a separate parts studio to reduce clutter.

As an incremental step to figure out integration issues, there were no provisions for other PC components in this step. The computer motherboard was still in the Mini-ITX enclosure printed earlier.

This iteration taught me that the screen support system works, and that the frame surrounding the ATX power supply should be simplified. I had thought there should be enough room to slot a full ATX board and GPU in the triangular frame, but this turned out not to be the case once wiring and mounting hardware are accounted for. So I'll need to make the triangle a little larger

And as the messy tangle of wires attest, cable management has proven to be more of a problem than I originally anticipated in this project.