Hey guys, finally getting to modding the monitor to match the TRON case. It's still not 100% complete, but it will work for this weekend's LAN party.
I designed a new bezel that was cut out of 1/4" blue transparent acrylic. Here I'm preparing to bevel the inside edges.
Of course I neglected to take any pics of the resulting bevel, but you can see it in the last pic.
To fasten the screen, I'm re-purposing these special hard drive mounting screws that have built-in washers. I just had to cut the length down since the threaded holes aren't very deep.
Here's one side with the mounting flange glued to the bezel, and the monitor mounted to it.
For the back side, I had to make a cover that would hide the two circuit boards. After extensive measuring of the LCD's backside, I made up a sketchup model to get the angles correct, then took measurements off that to draw up the cut file. Pieces were cut from 1/8" black acrylic.
I added some venting on the top piece, TRON style. (also putting my brass MNPC-Tech modding ruler to proper use
Here's a shot of the underside, after gluing the pieces together.
Gluing the monitor supports on...
I went with some arbitrary angle sharper than 90 degrees on the supports, and ended up being close to an ergonomically correct viewing angle.
The bezel with the monitor installed.
and a back shot. Funny, the camera angle makes it look like the right support is missing lol.
I still have plans to add lighting and paint, but that will have to wait 'til after the LAN.