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  • #16
    I'd suggest moving the tablet as close to the front of the frame as possible--i.e., as thin as the material will reasonably allow--as this makes for better access to edges of the touch panel. Also would prefer as narrow and thin frame profile as possible while allowing for the most compact cable type that's available--just my aesthetic preference.
    -Wade

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    • #17
      Ok here is a thinnner version, used a right angled micro usb, added a hole for the camera and moved it as far forward as i think i can, the front is now 1/16 thick. boarder around the tablet is 20mm or 0.79in around. Probably going to use 3d printed tabs to hold the tablet in place
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      • #18
        Looks good. Definitely interested in the 10 inch Fire version.

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        • #19
          i just got this

          https://www.etsy.com/listing/6779355...SABEgLGmfD_BwE

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          • #20
            thats pretty sweet. heck if i can find those wires i can make the bezel thinner. how do you like it?
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            • #21
              I created something similar using metal picture frames from Michael's. From there, mill in some slots for the USB cable, power button, and volume controls. On the outside of the frame, drill a small hole to press the power button with something like a paperclip when it's mounted in the frame. I like the Amazon Fire tablets because it's 1280 x 800 like my other table Samsung Tab 2. I only have to code one size in HSTouch for both tablets.

              Milling (X-Y) vise is for drill presses and from Amazon for about $60. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005W16WT0

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              • #22
                Well it took a while and im not thrilled with the results but its a good first try.

                the next revision will be better. took a while because i had to strip down and rebuilt parts of my CNC.

                this one is pine, and came out pretty good, front was too thin, 1/16 is way too thin, i broke the prototype working on it.

                the chamfer also didn't work well but that was user error.

                comments appreciated
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