Alright, so my next project is to build a stick entirely out of plexiglas. I’m going to be using the 1/4’ thick variety for most of it and I need some tips on working with the stuff, as I’ve heard it isn’t the friendliest material. I’ve got clear-drying plexiglas glue, some polish for any scratches I might incur, and a template all picked out.
The things I need tips on specifically are:
- Cutting plexiglas (both straight lines and holes for buttons)
- Mounting the PCB
- Making a hinged door on the underside
These are things that wouldn’t be a problem normally if I was working with wood, but I’m sure the plexiglas will change that. When I need to use screws (like for the hinge and for mounting the PCB) the best way I’ve thought of is piloting a hole, filling it with the glue and then screwing the screw in. If anyone has some ideas or suggestions before I start ruining materials, please let me know.