Design

Below are CAD drawing of the case designed by the mechanical engineering members of the team.

The case was fabricated from mostly aluminum with some components, such as the vent covers, being 3D printed. A mostly complete case case can be seen below

The mechanical engineering members are also designing a liquid cooling loop for the Nvidia Jetsons. The cooling loop components and path can be seen below.

The design of the water blocks has been an iterative process. Below you can see the 3-D prints of the five prototype generations (generations increasing left to right).

The actual water blocks are be milled from aluminum.

The node network designed by the computer science and electrical engineering members of the team can be seen below.

The LEDs were integrated using an Arduino Uno. The Arduino receives temperature and usage information from the head node and uses the LEDs to display that information. A diagram of this process can be seen below.

Image Sources:

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