Custom Front Panels without the Setup and Tooling Costs

Posted on 11.03.13 in the category Electronics

Instead of having custom project case front panels created by an expensive panel making company, Mike from MikesElectricStuff has hit upon an incredibly simple idea. He has taken advantage of the fact that his PCB itself already offers silksreen printing and custom tooling but without any of the setup costs of a traditional front panel manufacturer.

There are a couple of small caveats however, one these being that to have squares cut you will need to over spec them slightly so corners will accommodate a square. The other small niggle is the fact that once the panel has been snapped out and the tabs de-burred you are left with a white edge. A quick run with a Sharpie marker fixes this problem.

If you are using the popular case shown in the video and having a PCB manufactured then this is a bit of a no-brainer!

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