This panel design, by Alan at cessna172sim.allanglen.com, consists of a 1080P monitor with a thin overlay. The overlay houses encoders and some indicators that the pilot can interact with just like in a real aircraft. Gyro, Heading Bug, OBS 1 & 2, and Altimeter can be adjusted. An anunciator panel is also installed. Bezels are 3D printed. Panels overlay can be cut out of wood, aluminum, acrylic or other materials.
The overlay will be designed in Fusion360, and cut on an MPCNC mill/engraver. This panel is finished 1/4" Birch Plywood, painted in grey enamel.