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Adafruit RGB Shield Faceplate

by wildseyed, published

Adafruit RGB Shield Faceplate by wildseyed Nov 1, 2012

Description

The RBG Shield from Adafruit Industries is great, but it's not an easy design to enclose, due to the close proximity of the buttons, and the various feature heights. I have tried to address the button problem as best I can think of right now. I may add faces to the buttons that can be glued on after the faceplate is assembled.

The design allows both CNC Router, and 3D printing. It's a tight fit, so be sure to calibrate before (or after) printing. Even with calibration, you may need to sand the LCD window a bit, as that part is not always of uniform dimensions.

The buttons will need to be cleaned up for best results.

If you have any recommendations on how to improve this design for mounting, please let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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No. The LCD Faceplate is meant to be Standalone. If you like, I can extend the edges down to cover the Arduino. In my setup, the Arduino is mounted somewhere else, and 24" wires are run to the LCD panel.

Great design, I wanted to know if this is the case to use http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... that would work with this bezel?

OK. Let me see what I can come up with over the weekend.

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Instructions

I print with 0.3mm layers, at 5% fill. Two perimeter loops. The reset button can be cut flush with the surface to avoid unintended resets.

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bradsd on Aug 4, 2013 said:

Great design, I wanted to know if this is the case to use http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... that would work with this bezel?

wildseyed on Aug 4, 2013 said:

No. The LCD Faceplate is meant to be Standalone. If you like, I can extend the edges down to cover the Arduino. In my setup, the Arduino is mounted somewhere else, and 24" wires are run to the LCD panel.

Banjer on Jan 28, 2013 said:

Is this matched to any RPI case at the moment?

wildseyed on Jan 29, 2013 said:

Are you asking if this is made to fit on top of a Raspberry Pi case? No, but if you like, I can probably adapt it to my current case design.

It was actually designed for a printer I'm working on, before I decided to go with the Vicky control panel.

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