I mounted the speakerpanel on a a piano hinge and it works and looks rather good actually. The downside is that it's a little too short so I'll probably need to cover up the edge with a rubber strip or similar.
|1) The speakerpanel in a open position. What's not visible in this picture is that I've also|
fixed the speaker cables so that they can be easily detached from the speakers if needed.
I also (finally) got the backglass finished and put in its rightful place!
It's basically a high quality decal that is sandwiched in between two layers of crystal clear PVC. It gives me a nice surface that can be cleaned (with alcohol, if needed) and keeps the decal scratch free.
|2) The plastic sandwich. Looking pretty sharp!|
The back glass lights up just enough so that the printing is visible, which was the goal. I was afraid the colors might become too washed out or not illuminated at all, but it turned out just right.
|3) Illuminated backglass. There's a pretty strong reflection from the sun, but from the players point of view|
it's looks perfect! There's also a slight light bleeding from the fluorescent tube shining through the edges
that needs to be corrected.
|4) Another angle of the completed backbox.|
Now I'll just have to wait another week until the playfield is routed!