Tuesday, February 28, 2012

One Milestone, One Setback for Computer Cooling

Today the Self-Contained Submersion cooling group completed work on one of two designs! We finished tapping threads into the 3D-Printed complex design, and assembled the base, pump, radiator, and fans into the case of a broken computer so leakage testing can begin next class.
Amid the joy of completing the initial assembly phase of one design though, came the heartbreak of finding out that another design needs an overhaul. The fittings we ordered to attach coolant tubes to our base were larger than we had accounted for, and as a result they did not fit on the simpler base that we had milled in class. This simple base design will need to be altered over the next few days before we can test it out.
-Post by Aaron Batker-Pritzker