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Adafruit RGB Shield Faceplate

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Adafruit RGB Shield Faceplate by wildseyed Nov 1, 2012
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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.


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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Hey wildseyed...

Are you still reading this comments?

Once you wrote:

wildseyed - in reply to bradsd

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.

I just want to ask if you have done such an extend Version?

I have not. Yet. I need to find the Solidworks files for this one. It's been a while since I saw them. I'll keep everyone posted when I locate them.

Cool...thank you very much :-)

Great design, I wanted to know if this is the case to use http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:8453http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... that would work with this bezel?

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.

Is this matched to any RPI case at the moment?

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.

A version that would fit a case would indeed be very nice, it should make a nice little box. I've printed one for a Adafruit RGB Negative 16x2 LCD+Keypad Kit for Raspberry Pi (http://www.adafruit.com/products/1110)http://www.adafruit.com/produc... and with some tweaking it fitted nice. (the board pictured on the adafruit site is a bit different from the board they send me, the contrast pot is in a different place.

Send me a picture of your POT location, and I'll see if I can accommodate it. Do you prefer that the LCD lay flat on the Pi, or should it tilt?

I've uploaded a picture to the Made section. The LCD shields fits directly on top of the Pi, directly on the connector

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