Nextion display cutout and mounting. #ubitx #ubitx-help

derek (G4VWI)

Just starting to put together a v4 board.

I am hoping the audio is acceptable and have only considered the AGC mod as a start. Lots to do first. The HF signals webpage which suggests checking the bare boards quiescent current prior to wiring has not got me off to a good start as FarhhanĀ  has now suggested this could damage the board?

I have noticedĀ  both the 2.8 and 3.2 Nextion displays show a 3mm blank strip which is not part of the "active area". On some demo programs a programmed matching strip is left "blank" on the other edge to balance things up leaving an even smaller usable area. Alternatively I could machine out a reduced viewing area and attach the screen from the back on a 4.2mm backing strip so the screen is flush with the metal case.
What have others done to best accommodate one of these screens?


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