My concealed display is on its way, to be here tomorrow. I had some questions about it:
1) I understand that most of the space is "empty" on the inside of the box and I have seen thinned out versions, which seem to be the direction I am heading. If I simply remove the back, what can I cover the circuitry with? I have seen "epoxy coating" mentioned but can't seem to find out where to get it or how to use it? Is this just a non-conductive coating that I can spread over the back of the board?
2) The phone jack is really the last thing that keeps the concealed display so hefty. I was thinking I would desolder it and then solder up some wires with a female RJ11 at the end of it so I could still unplug it if I wanted but I could tuck the wires away. How hard is desoldering? Is it a very small area? I have a fair amount of soldering experience but have never really done any desoldering. I know I could have ordered one thin on ebay but I really wanted to try myself. I enjoy projects
3) Same as #2, except with the LEDs, doesn't seem that hard. Does anyone know where you can buy single 1206 SMD LEDs at a decent price