If you are worried about static in your housing you could put your
electronics inside one of thoes anti-static bags.
Not sure what plastics they are made of, or if they have some sort of
special treament at all. Google might help.
You asked this some time ago, and no one has responded (I think) so I
thought I'd just mention that this subject is taken up in my book,
Constructing Robot Bases. You are correct that acrylic, out of all the
common plastics used in robotics, is especially prone to static
build-up. I discourage its use whenever possible, at least for a base
All plastics will generate or retain static, and the idea is to minimize
the generation considering the material(s) used in your robot's
environment. Look at the triboelecric series scale to see how well
materials get alone with one another.
Author: Constructing Robot Bases,
Robot Builder's Sourcebook, Robot Builder's Bonanza
I had a problem with static electricity on large plastic meter faces. If you
rubbed your finger across the face tthe meter would just sit at half scale.
I used an antistitic spray and the problem was gone.
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