I am looking into the initial design of a project I am working on as a hobby. I would like to use a development kit with an integrated LCD such as the 32F469I-DISCOVERY. I would like to include this screen flush mounted in a durable (read outdoor, non submersed) and professional looking faceplate.
I have access to a low power laser cutter or CNC machine but am unsure the best method to achieve a good looking product.
My initial thoughts are to use an aluminium face-plate and find thin (1mm?) acrylic stock that can be glued/bolted to the back of the face-plate as a window, with some kind of optical adhesive/fluid between the window and the LCD but this seems an overly fiddly and complicated process.
What suggestions to people have for a good method of taking an arbitrary LCD and panel mounting it in a robust and visually appealing manner.