simonmcc wrote: ↑
Wed May 30, 2018 8:38 am
It still seems like a gap in the market to me, good project boxes - every project ends up in a horrible maplin cube box with screws on the front...
It seems to have always been that way. Even when we only had HD44780 text LCD displays, which were more standardised than the huge variety of displays we now have, it was rare to find bezels for them.
I imagine it's because commercial users won't use those bezels with their purpose designed cases and not enough hobbyists used them to convince anyone to make them.
Injection moulded bezels or enclosures should cost mere pennies but it's the tooling costs and minimum order quantities which push their price up. It's hard to recuperate one's investment unless selling a lot.
Most bezels or cases would only be designed for a particular display and sod's law will have it that everyone wants to use something else. All-in that makes it a risky venture to get into.
Currently it seems the best options are; to choose an LCD for which there is a case available, go down the 3D print it route, or stick with hacking enclosures. Results don't have to look horrible with screw heads exposed but it does take skill, time and effort to avoid that.