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    Question Case for 40x4 LCD display

    Ive got a 40x4 LCD display all wired up and ready to go but I have no case for it. Ive looked at Radio Shack and found a project case that seemed to fit the dimensions but the screw pegs inside were in the way. Any suggestions where (preferabbly online) I can buy one. I contacted Timeline (people I bought it from) and they said they didnt know. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    I have the same display coming as was hoping you could give some advice on how to connect everything and get it up and running..
    Also check out this auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...item=321787676
    The seller has some kind of case for a 40x4 LCD..maybe he can tell you where to get it or if he makes them or sells them

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    Cyberphox,

    Ill help ya out as much as I can short of coming to you and doing it myself. Tell me when you get your LCD in and tell me where you get stuck. I might have done mine differently than others might have, of course wire connections are similar, just different as far as variables and so on. But like I said, anything I can do to help. Ill try to work up a diagram for connecting it, just have to give me a few days for it. Ill put the link in here when I get done w/ it.

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    You can get that case un-cut at your local radio shack stores. I used an exacto knife to cut mine , although there are other ways. It looks reasonably good.

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    I found a project box at Radio Shack that seemed to fit the dimensions but the screw holes were in the wrong place and were actually in the way. Know of a way to easily eliminate these?!
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    The best way to work with plastic is to get a plastic melting tool from an art shop. It looks kinda like a soldering iron, but the tip is much thinner. With a metal straight edge, you can "melt-cut" the plastic pretty easily. You could also use the tool to remove the screw towers that are in your way. But then you'd have to figure out a way to close the box yourself.

    For stores, depends on your area. Is there a Fry's where you live? In Oregon we have a place called Norvak Electronics that has all kinds and shapes of project boxes.

    Also check out Radio Shack's website: Maybe there's a box in there you could order.

    [This message has been edited by Craig Chatterton (edited 05-09-2000).]

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    Craig,

    Thanx for the tip on the melting tool for the plastic. If all else fails Ill turn that direction. But as far as finding a project box on Radio Shacks page, its no use. I ordered the only seemingly possible one for it to work and the item that came in was completely different than the one on the page description. Talked to the guys at RS store and they said that they were rearranging their product numbers and so on and they dont know what number I really need. As far as the local stores, Ive tried one where I get lots of electronic parts but they didnt have it, and didnt know where in town to look other than RS. I contacted the guy on eBay and he said he could sell me one but hasnt gotten back to me with a price, we'll see where that takes us. I appreciate everyone pitching in trying to help me, this is THE final step in finishing my car (other than future modifications, GPS, Video, etc.)

    Thanks again,

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