Love this thread, it’s very communal and inclusive.
@wood4sheep2 your build is really taking shape. A thought that may be beneficial for using backlight graphics, you may want to consider painting the inside of the monitor/light box a reflective color like white or silver. Perhaps even lining it with aluminum foil to achieve the most amount of light reflection toward the screen. This may help in light leakage too depending where you are getting the light spills from.
Here’s a question for the group: Which way should the switches be orientated for ON & OFF? IIRC the right switch turns on the orange/red LED window under the monitor and sometimes turned on the screen? I’ve noticed on STC that with the left side of the right switch down this is the ON position. I don’t recall the actual switch position(s) in TOS of the Desktop Monitors.
For my mind it would feel more natural operationally to flip the switches from left side down for OFF to right side down for ON. Again I don’t recall the orientation used on TOS or even if they were consistant in this.
Right now I’m planning to use the right switch to turn on the 12V supply and the orange/red LED window. The left switch would in turn switch on the 5V supply. I’m not committed at this point.