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Arduino LCD button faceplate

by jwags55, published

Arduino LCD button faceplate by jwags55 Jun 28, 2013

Description

Designed to be used with Adafruit's LCD shield kit with buttons (one example: adafruit.com/products/772) and Carlon electrical box (P/N E989NNJ). I purchased my Carlon 4" x 4" x 2" box from Home Depot for about $7.00. The box does not have any holes in it (for sensor wires or power), so you'll have to add those yourself or make another box. To activate the reset button you will need to use a paperclip or similar small pin.

One STL has text on the buttons and the other does not.

If you want to make your own box, the overall height x width is 101 mm x 101 mm and the holes are 3.625 in x 3.625 in center-to-center.

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I agree with you about the quality. Adafruit is very good.

I made one based on your design for someone else who already had the other LCD shield.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

Thanks Jesse, but I doubt that I would make one for Sainsmart products. I have purchased from Sainsmart before because their prices are so low, but I there is no comparison between Adafruit and Sainsmart for support and development. Putting this faceplate on Thingiverse was just a simple way for me to help support Adafruit and their products. The code they make available through their website has been very helpful for me.

Maybe you could make the same design for the alternate style LCD Keypad Shield?

http://www.sainsmart.com/media...

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Instructions

Sliced @ 0.2mm
50% fill

Need:
(1) faceplate
(4) M3 x 10 mm screws
(4) M3 nuts (optional, I just threaded into board because PCB diameter was small)
(1) Carlon box (or equivalent)

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jesse on Nov 3, 2013 said:

Maybe you could make the same design for the alternate style LCD Keypad Shield?

http://www.sainsmart.com/media...

jwags55 on Nov 4, 2013 said:

Thanks Jesse, but I doubt that I would make one for Sainsmart products. I have purchased from Sainsmart before because their prices are so low, but I there is no comparison between Adafruit and Sainsmart for support and development. Putting this faceplate on Thingiverse was just a simple way for me to help support Adafruit and their products. The code they make available through their website has been very helpful for me.

jesse on Oct 30, 2013 said:

What type of plastic did you use to make the item?

jwags55 on Oct 31, 2013 said:

I used PLA.

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