and now the troubles begin… 😀
at this point I should have had to bend a side of the panel, but I couldn’t do it and I got hurt in the various attempts.
First I have done a mild attempt
then I used a little more strength…
result: failed (and a broken cutting board)
then I used more and more strong methods:
after this attempt, with a broken board and a crushed and bleeding finger, I used another bigger chopping board!
result: polycarbonate that did not bend at all, and some scratches in the bending area:
But finally I have won my battle against the polycarbonate!
How I have done:
first I put it in a vice with a robust wood board, then I went on the board with my full weight, to obtain a first bending.
then, given the first bending, I placed the panel in the gap of a wood planer (about 1 ton of weight), which has been stronger than the chopping board! 😀
the wood planer:
I fit the panel in the wood planer:
the locked panel:
the wood board on the panel:
Then I and my father went both on a wood beam placed on the panel, and our weight combined has done the magic!
and finally the bended panel! 😀
Then I mounted a dummy motherboard on the structure (the paper sheet simulates the 24.4cm width of a full-atx motherboard):
…and I placed the dummy components in the case (the box of the camera should be a dummy 2 hdd structure, and the mysterious component under the shirt is… the mysterious component 😀 )