Professor Deverick said they needed this part, and Heather seized the opportunity to do CAD with both hands.
What it does
Allows new cards to be put into W&M's old computers.
How we built it
We went through a couple of CAD programs, and ended up at Tinkercad. With some stl files from thingiverse and the physical parts next to us, we built the stl files, then sliced in in Apex, and finally printed it in an Evo. This process repeated many times.
Challenges we ran into
Fushion 360 was down, and Heather's computer was being prissy about downloading other software, so it took us several hours to actually get a CAD program we liked. Also, the initial thingiverse file we used had some very weird dimensions, so we ended up having to build the model from scratch. Finally, we did our first print on an Evo22, which had too large of filiment and didn't print most of the mellanox.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Learning a new CAD software, being able to start 3D prints on our own.
What we learned
How to use a new software, some alternate CAD programs.
What's next for Mellanox Redux
Hopefully, it will be adopted by William & Mary, and be used in adding these new cards in their computers.