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Hypercube² Part II

Hypercube² Part II Sleeving: Rear Fans

SLEEVING: REAR FANS

I\'m going start where I left off in Part One. I was talking about the rear fans and how they would be fixed and sleeved through the back plate. This is the end result:

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I had to sleeve all four fans, which took me a long time. I found it easiest when I left the fans on the backplate, however, there were unexpected consequences - two of the wires came off :(

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The challenge was then for me to solder them back on. I had never used a soldering iron before, so it was a little daunting, but after a few F words and some burnt fingers, the wires were re-attached and to my relief, the fan still worked!


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The result looked like this: the first part of the sleeving was done.

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The cables had to go through the backplate and then every cable will get a 3.5mm jack at the end. These will be put in the core from where the fans will get their power.

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Remember this little solution to hold the four jacks together? Well, I found a better way of keeping them firmly together (above)

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And here is the way I sleeved them

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Here is the final result, with the back plate of the core attached.