Out of all of my coding, wiring, mounting, and incessant tweaking on my first project, I'm stuck at the very end, trying to mount potentiometers (pots) to my project box.
I have 10 linear pots from sparkfun (link here: sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=9288 )that I'm trying to get mounted in some form to the plastic lid of a project box. I've attempted to:
- tape them in (torque from turning them moves tape and they eventually fall out)
- use foam board with sticky on one side (sticky wouldn't stick right, torque caused it to fall off)
- soldering (haha. lid got melty)
I have a dozen other schemes to make it work, but thought that I might get some opinion from others on the best way to mount pots to a surface before I end up disappointed with the project altogether.
Thanks for any inputs or pointers to get things up and running. I'd be willing to look at some other linear pots out there if they were easy to mount and get running.
Thanks for your time