Playing around with The Caution Panel design

Playing around with The Caution Panel design

Earlier this week I spoke to a friendly guy who design Circut boards. I asked him if he could help me make a PCB for the Caution Panel in the cockpit. We agreed on me sending him the information he needs to start designing the board. That includes me finding out how i want to design it. I started out in Sketchup, and here you can see the first draft.

I was thinking of making the box out of metal, and fit the PCB inside it. I think it will be a PCB with integrated Leds and the board will support USB. I think I might have to make the box a bit larger than the one in the real aircraft, but we will see.

On top of the PCB I will put a plastic grid to prevent the light spreading to other indicators. The next layer is the layer with aa decal of the printed anouncements. On top of that I will put somked plastic glass. The panel covering the smoked glass I think I will print some how.

I will have to do some test to see if this works. I will get back to that in a while...