Here’s one of two Altoids cases that I purchased from a local discount store.. $1 each, with altoids and all. I must say, Cinnamon Altoids are stronger than the spicy candy hearts you get around Valentine’s Day, but hey, it was all worth it.. For the case.
Test the LEDs, and seal it all up with electrical tape
Reinstall lightbars and brakets, reinstall the front cover, and reconnect the wires.
See more about these fun little LEDs here. The case front has 4 LEDs in it, so each side has a top and a bottom LED, making some interesting colors in the middle. Even more interesting, the little airbubbles in the plastic lightbars glow two colors: one for the top, and one for the bottom.
As far as a tutorial for hacking CueCats, here goes.
Disclaimer: This hack is for the 2-screw, PS-2 CueCats. Don’t try this if your CueCat has 4 screws, or if it is USB. (Google is your friend). This tutorial is provided with no guarantee of accuracy or completeness, and I am not responsible for any damages this may cause.
Open up the CueCat by removing the 2 screws on the bottom and gently removing the top. [CueCat Opened Up]
And, they pack everything in baggies, and LCDs are put into ESD bags, and shipped in boxes so things don’t get dropped, crushed, smushed, etc. And yes, I’ve bought from them again and again, and I highly recommend them for LCD stuff.