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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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    If you go visit a model shop or find your nearest pet railway/railroad or structure modeller you can get a ton of useful shapes (L, U, Hand other small sections) in plastic strip premade and extremely cheap. Look for Plastruct and Evergreen. Saves an awful lot of hassle cutting and shaping stuff and can be used to make nice board holders.

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    Nice suggestion, but this is going to be a bit challenging for standard shapes. I've got a shop full of tools, so it should be pretty easy. I could machine card guides from nickel-silver if the mood struck me.

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