Car PC Frame
The frame for
the Dakota Project Car PC has to function both as a frame and a structural
element for the pc. It also has to hold the VIA Mini-Itx motherboard
and the slim DVD ROM drive.
about eight prototypes, overcoming numerous clearance issues
inside the glovebox, I settled on this simple, yet very functional
two piece design.
constructed out of one inch aluminum "L" channel,
mitered at the corners and welded with JB weld at the joints
for strength. I also made notches for the various connectors
where necessary. USB, Serial, Audio etc. I then drilled holes
in the inside lip where the VIA Mini-Itx motherboard will be mounted. And
where the frame will be bolted down. Sanding, Primer and paint
finished off the chassis.