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Prototype Server Computer Chassis
w/ Motorized Door

CLIENT:
S. G Hauser Assoc. (Hauser, Inc.)

END CLIENT:
The Panda Project

PROJECT DATES: 3/94-6/94

TASKS:
Engineering and Detail Design of
motorized door system.
Design Specifications for client approval.
Component/Vendor Sourcing & Quoting.
Fabrication, Assembly and Debug
of prototype mechanisms.

The prototypes used a bi-directional
obstruction-sensing motorized door and
a force-sensing resistor as a touch switch.
I designed it like a van sliding door in that
it slid in tracks to fit flush when closed.
To eliminate micro-switches, I specified
a motor-current-sensing circuit to
stop the door at the ends of travel,
as well as for obstructions.

ABOVE IMAGE(S):
By Jeff Krause, Photos of 1st proto
& early layout drawing.