Oh wow, it has been a LONG LONG time coming. But I am finally happy with the result.
In my Previous Articles I have described what I am trying to achieve and what the case in principle will look like.
Now – it is finished.
I wanted to make sure I can move the case without problems – I mean it is Lego after all – hence fragile. So the idea was to have only two cables coming out of that thing. An RJ45 (the uplink to the router) and a single power cable.
Here the placement.
Here initial testing of some of it – looks great. If you read my previous article you may have noticed I mentioned using a Mikrotik RB750Gr2 Routerboard
Here I am using now a Ubiquity EdgeRouterX instead – same footprint. The Mikrotik literally went into the bin – horrible device. Anyway .. Here as I say – some of the first stuff going in – power bar with all adapters, router and first NUC
Second NUC in
And number 3
I will need to keep an eye on the power blocks of course but I never noticed them getting that hot – if they are / will be – I simply put more windows in or something – the beauty of Lego 🙂
Now the start of closing up the back .. or front .. however you see it 🙂
Back is done …
Top view. That, I won’t close up – need to give some sort of airflow, right 🙂
And as a reminder – the front
And the two sides.
Here you can see that only the said two cables coming out of it
Did I mention two cables only?
That’s about 3,200 random and not-so-random bricks (e.g. the logos aren’t that random).
Next, the SDDC install – but that is technically already covered here on my blog – but at least the case is done.
After the excitement of finishing it came the excitement of actually carrying it into the garage and plug it in and I am happy to say, hosts and router came up just fine 🙂 🙂
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