Is it normal for the acrylic panels to be broken?

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Is it normal for the acrylic panels to be broken?

Postby RobyIndie » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:22 pm

Basically, what's in the title. I've been gifted a brand new Gamebuino two days ago and I couldn't help but notice that there are evident cracks near screws in the front acrylic panel. The back panel has only some minor scratches near the edges, but I'm guessing those are just a result of the cutting procedure.

I'm attaching two pictures for reference, although it turns out that it's really hard to get the cellphone camera to focus on such a tiny, transparent object :lol:

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Re: Is it normal for the acrylic panels to be broken?

Postby rodot » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:42 am

If sometimes happen when they tighten the screw too much, but it won't happen in the new batches. I usually enclose a spare case with every Gamebuino, you didn't get one ?
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Re: Is it normal for the acrylic panels to be broken?

Postby RobyIndie » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:15 am

rodot wrote:If sometimes happen when they tighten the screw too much


Haha, that's ironic as the back panel was almost completely unscrewed and was bouncing all around :lol:

But yes, I did get two brown spare panels, are those it?
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Re: Is it normal for the acrylic panels to be broken?

Postby rodot » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:44 am

Yes, you only have to remove the brown paper protection, or you can keep it and draw on it :)
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Re: Is it normal for the acrylic panels to be broken?

Postby RobyIndie » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:05 am

rodot wrote:Yes, you only have to remove the brown paper protection


I swear I tried to do that over and over, I was starting to think it wasn't removable at all. Haha thank you :lol:
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Re: Is it normal for the acrylic panels to be broken?

Postby rodot » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:34 am

Yeah it's pretty hard to remove, the trick it to scratch one part with the corner of the other, so you don't scratch it as it's the same hardness ;)
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Re: Is it normal for the acrylic panels to be broken?

Postby rodot » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:38 am

Are there any cases that cover sides of the device, perhaps?
I feel like I could break it at any given time haha

Totally unrelated, but I'm the same guy from this post:
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Assuming I make it to the Maker Faire, could I have a replacement top acrylic?


Let's not get topics mixed up ^^
Well as a replacement case was already included why would want you yet another one ?
You can 3D print a case if you want, the 3D files of the Gamebuino PCB can be found in the Hardware page.

I know the case of the Gamebuino is one of it's flaws, along with the screen. But worry not, it's going to change.
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Re: Is it normal for the acrylic panels to be broken?

Postby RobyIndie » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:01 am

rodot wrote:Well as a replacement case was already included why would want you yet another one ?


So that I could do as suggested and either let my girlfriend or little sister draw on the other one haha

Don't worry about it mate, and actually sorry that I even asked. I'm just nitpicking. Looking forward to seeing you this weekend if I can make it, and congratulations on the badass project and growth!
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