Monitor Makeover Part I
Next take your empty monitor case to your
workstation and get your handy Dremel ready. This is not a mod for a jigsaw or
Rotozip by any means ? strong jagged forces can wreck the cut or even crack the
casing. You can use a normal emery cut-off wheel for this mod since you are only
cutting plastic (remember to keep the dremel at a low speed to prevent melting).
You should first place your acrylic/lexan sheet on top of your monitor to gauge
the size of the hole to be cut.
Trim the lexan as necessary using the
Dremel at low speed or by scoring and striking it. An easy way to mark your hole
is to follow the pattern made the vent holes. This makes it much easier to cut
as well as de-burr. Take your time and cut along the holes as if you were
cutting a stock fan grill out of your case. You should be using a low speed
setting to prevent any burning/melting of the plastic.
When you?re done, you should have something
that looks like this.
If you increase the speed too much, the
plastic will start to melt and possibly turn brown from burning. This is what it
will look like if you turn up the speed.
Assuming the piece didn?t fall out after you
finished the cut, you will next want to remove it by applying force or weight of
any kind to the top. If this is hard, you may want to check your cuts. I chose
to hit it lightly.
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