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Home Made Bezel / Window for LCD, LED, TFT Displays.

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I've been working on a project that used a 16x2 LCD display and wanted a nice finish that also allowed me to seal against water and other liquids. I also needed impact resistance, low cost and the ability to be changed easily if worn or broken.

I considered many different ideas:-

1) A full sheet of perspex on the front of my enclosure. Great finish but expensive and difficult to seal as fully transparent.

2) A small piece of perspex over a cut hole in the enclosure. Cheaper but not so nice finish, showing the full LCD through and any rough enclosure cutting.

3) Looking for access to a laser cutter to make a profiled perspex window that sits through the enclosure hole to sit flush with surface. Difficult tolerances and no depth control with a laser.

4) Asking a local workshop to make a profiled perspex window on CNC milling machines. Cost more than using a full perspex sheet.

So, eventually I tried something else and ended up with what I think is a nice professional finish that is easy to do, cheap, and results in an iPhone type black glass frame style, with a clear window exactly the right size to show the display properly. It can also be easily adapted to any other type or size of display.
 
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lcooter110 months ago

Good work! Can you post a picture of what it looks like when off? Thanks!

Raphango1 year ago
Great idea man! Definetely gotta do one myself!
Congratulations!
Nice idea, I'm going to give it a try.
UKTech1 year ago
Very good, Well done. This has inspired me to have a go at a couple of displays that I haven't got to finish yet.