November 1, 2012 AT 7:30 pm

Adafruit RGB Shield Faceplate by wildseyed #3dthursday

Adafruit RGB Shield Faceplate

As Thingiverse user wildseyed notes, creating enclosures for compact electronics shields can be tricky because the goal for the electronic component was to minimize the physical footprint while maximizing the interface potential. Here he does a great job creating a faceplate for the Adafruit RGB LCD Shield Kit w 16×2 Character Display and asks for your ideas in the Thingiverse comments for what to try to improve the design for CNCs and 3D printers.

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.

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