Control Panel

Simple and straight forward.  I made a plywood template and routed a piece of 1/8 aluminum to match.  I sanded the front with some 320 grit to get the brushed look.  The multi-colored lenses are made from a sample pack I ordered from ePlastics.  The words are printed on transparencies and I used Dura-Lar film as a diffuser for the LEDs behind the words.

The backing is simply scrap Starboard.  I cut holes in it and inserted PVC plumbing fittings to create wells for the LEDs.  Easy peasy.