- Jan 1, 1970
SioL said:I've used double-sided adhesive tape (the 1mm thick foamy type).
It is extremely strong, taking it off if you make a mistake is a real pain in the butt.
It also provides a very small but usefull bit of flexibility (any hard glue will crack,
epoxy will crack when glueing metal to metal - its not shock proof).
The front panel side is easy to glue this way, you need a convenient matching flat surface
on the PCB, edges of the LCD display (5mm or so on each side) are more than enough
for a small PCB.
In fact I prefer this solution to screws for mounting LCD boards.
Hi SioL. Thanks for your recommendation. I've just got to work out how to
use the tape in our case, since the PCB needs to be about 0.25" (6.5mm) back
from the front panel. I have no flat surfaces near enough to the panel (I'm
using 7-seg LED displays). I'm thinking I could use the tape to stick to the
back of flat headed machine screws and then bolt the PCB to those.
Just wondering if you or anyone else has experience with how long tape stays
stuck? Are there any particular brands you'd recommend or avoid? Thanks.