I made a nice water pump system and it seemed wrong to use panel lights with it. So I went VFD…
Fairly Simple design but I did add screw mounts for the display itself and a form fitting pocket…
I even added an RGB led indicator
Not a bad fit..
The hard part was cutting the panel. I was going to use the plasma cutter but I opted for an angle grinder with a cutoff wheel. I figured there would be less warping of the thin plate.
Luckily the whole control panel drops out….
Guess I need more water….