Modifying the Molex connector
Connecting the power supply to the LEDs
Finally, there’s the cabinet—the structure that holds everything else together. The cabinet really only needs to do one thing: support the screen (including the acrylic, the lights, and the vellum surface) in such a location that's accessible to both the projector and camera. In an FTIR setup, the cabinet doesn’t even need to be closed.
Our cabinet is—essentially—a wooden cube with a square hole in the top and a removable front panel. The screen sits over the hole, held in place by a lip. Then, a wooden frame is placed on top, covering the wiring and exposing only the part of the screen that’s meant to be touched. Our cabinet is constructed from 3/8” MDF, with a stained hardwood frame on top.