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Latch-less Non-Perm. Seal? Answered

I have a great passion for lighting things up through the use of LEDs. For one project for school, I took about 40 LEDs and surrounded a "billboard" (3 by 2 foot box made of posterboard - actually looks very nice). While this is good and fun, I ran into a problem.

This is not the first model I have made. The very first model was for another project, but with no way to change what was on the "faceplate" (the area the LEDS surround), I was forced to rebuild a second model. Well, I am now required to make yet another copy. But I don't want to recreate the entire billboard, for it takes about 16 hours to build.

I instantly came up with the idea of "attaching" other faceplates to it. Velcrow made the most sense - you can remove faceplates, or add new ones whenever you wanted. But velcrow is not affordable at the time. None of my local stores have it in stock, and the soonest any store near me will have it is after Christmas. This due date for the assignment is the 21st of December.

I essentially just need to be able to, using as little space as possible (the LEDs only peak through so far), create a way to add, and later easily remove, a faceplate. Latches won't work because it needs to have absolutely NOTHING on the front of the faceplate, for content will be spewed all around the board. Ideas?

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

9 years ago

Glue the heads of screws onto the faceplate with epoxy,and fasten it with nuts.
You may have to make sure you have filed the heads nice and flat first.

Steve

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freethetech
freethetech

Reply 9 years ago

I ended up using this. Thanks :3

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Reply 9 years ago

Stick the "Best Answer" on the thread, and other people can use it too. ;-)
Steve