I’m thinking I’ll cut up another set of data cards to the dimensions in the supplied drawings (thank you) above for embedding magnets. I haven’t powered up the LCD screen yet but there’s a N.O. momentary switch on the switch board to turn on the screen. Thus, it looks like I’ll probably need a reed switch with magnets in the cards for turning on the screen by inserting a card since I don’t want to add any external switches or add a regular switch to the card slot. If the screen will remember the ON status after killing the 12V power and turning it back on then I won’t need to add a switch.
When the weather gets warmer in the spring I’ll be doing the final color coat on the monitor.
These rough data cards will do for now just to have something, finishing MDF isn’t a lot of fun especially in the winter weather.
For the monitor itself I’ll be filling the edges and seams so hopefully that’ll help in finishing. At this point I want to get the monitor primed and start working on the electronics. Then I’ll take it apart in the spring and color coat it in nice spring weather.