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    Acrylic, not wood. I've got a pile of 3/8" stuff that should do the job.

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    There looks to be enough room on the short edges to trap them under the head of four 5/8" long nylon pan head screws, through a 1/4" standoff spacer tube between the board underside and the base plate, eg the acrylic as you have.

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    Less edge there than you'd think; I'm not exaggerating when I say a half millimeter--even 4-40 pan head screws don't to a reliable job. But thanks anyway.

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    I think that by what he means, you could even use a " screw, with 0.016" (less than half a millimetre) of PCB edge trapped under the head of a screw.

    But I think a card edge holder/card slot would be a better way to go. Or, simply a larger PCB to plug it onto, with holes exposing the connector, LED, and switches.

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    Yes that's pretty much it. For the card slot approach you could cut two strips of the acrylic then mill, dremel or even hacksaw a shallow card slot across the middle of them and superglue to the base piece with the board in place.

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    I wonder if there is enough of an edge there where you could mount 2 of these style things and slide it between them to hold it.

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