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Screen Tablet malarky => Successful builds! => Topic started by: elin on August 05, 2008, 03:31:09 AM



Title: LinTIQ build log - Completed
Post by: elin on August 05, 2008, 03:31:09 AM
Hey all, got my parts for the my build. So far I have a GD-1212 -R and a 1503 LCD. going to read some more before I start taking stuff apart.

(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/2513/img8429ve7.jpg)

(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/19/img8430fu1.jpg)

Price so far(includes taxes and shipping:

GD-1212-R                 101.00
12v Power Supply         21.00
1503fp monitor             80.00
Total                          201.00                 


Title: Re: LinTIQ build log
Post by: Le_renard on August 05, 2008, 11:01:04 AM
I got the same parts on ebay, but am still waiting to receive them...
I will follow your building log closely.
Good luck !


Title: Re: LinTIQ build log
Post by: Drewid on August 05, 2008, 01:33:27 PM
The other good thing about using the classic combination, if you break something some may have a spare part lying around.   ;D


Title: Re: LinTIQ build log
Post by: Le_renard on August 05, 2008, 01:57:39 PM
 ;D
Wait 'til I start to build mine... there maybe lots of spare parts pretty fast !


Title: Re: LinTIQ build log
Post by: Drewid on August 06, 2008, 01:33:34 PM
Hahaa  ;D


Title: Re: LinTIQ build log
Post by: elin on September 10, 2008, 05:57:31 AM
Updates:

Since there are so many versions of the 1503fp I had to open the case before ordering the FCC cables.

Removing the back stand.
(http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/8098/img8461sr1.th.jpg) (http://img152.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8461sr1.jpg)


After removing the screws, used a screwdriver to open the bottom tabs.
(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/8075/img8462rd1.th.jpg) (http://img222.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8462rd1.jpg)


The longest time was taking off the back cover. Wasn't too sure about the tabs, but the cover ended up just lifting right off.
(http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/822/img8463xs4.th.jpg) (http://img167.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8463xs4.jpg)


Taking off the controller board covers.(Drew's idea of taking the screws is pure genius. Also the photo records will help should I forget how things go back.)
(http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/2683/img8464cr5.th.jpg) (http://img258.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8464cr5.jpg)



Removed the controller board with the flat screw driver on the cables turn trick.
(http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/7341/img8465po1.th.jpg) (http://img258.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8465po1.jpg)


Removed the LCD screen from the front plastic case.
(http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/6753/img8466ji7.th.jpg) (http://img170.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8466ji7.jpg)


LCD screen removed from plastic frame.
(http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/1163/img8467xa8.th.jpg) (http://img370.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8467xa8.jpg)

Moment of truth. Metal backing frame removed.
(http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/7763/img8468eq4.th.jpg) (http://img391.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8468eq4.jpg)


Nice, it looks like its .5 pitch.

(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/8391/img8470js7.th.jpg) (http://img228.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8470js7.jpg)



Well, now just to wait for the cable extensions to come in.

GD-1212-R                 101.00
12v Power Supply         21.00
1503fp monitor             80.00
Cable extensions            48.00
Total                          249.00   


Title: Re: LinTIQ build log
Post by: Drewid on September 10, 2008, 01:49:49 PM
Watch out for the cable between the main board and the invertor. The plugs get very delicate and the pins that hold it in place are UNDERNEATH the damn thing.  The number of people that have broken them...

The best way is the "scalpel blade gently under the plug" way.


Title: Re: LinTIQ build log
Post by: elin on September 10, 2008, 03:33:55 PM
Hey Drew, which cable are you talking about? Have I exposed that yet? If so, can you point out which picture it is, or point to the page in your 18 steps it may be so I can avoid it.
Thanks!


Title: Re: LinTIQ build log
Post by: Drewid on September 11, 2008, 01:46:01 PM
Second pic on the left there. 
http://www.bongofish.co.uk/wacom/wacom_pt6.html


Title: Re: LinTIQ build log
Post by: elin on September 12, 2008, 02:23:39 PM
Ah yes! I passed that point already, BUT, it was incredibly helpful to have read your tips on this and even how to turn the cables out with a blade otherwise I probably would have turned to force to try and get it out. Thanks!!


Title: Re: LinTIQ build log
Post by: elin on September 17, 2008, 10:55:59 PM
Cables came in. Damn cheese screw got me.

(http://www.bongofish.co.uk/wacom/wacom_gfx/8_zammo.jpg)

I gotta go find a dremel to borrow.


Title: Re: LinTIQ build log
Post by: MrDomino on September 18, 2008, 06:35:11 AM
Ugh, I HATE it when screws strip like that.  They should all be at least hex head/screw combos, if you ask me.  That saved me when working on one of my old computers.


Title: Re: LinTIQ build log
Post by: Drewid on September 18, 2008, 07:21:05 PM
Or maybe a junior hacksaw.


Title: Re: LinTIQ build log
Post by: elin on October 02, 2008, 03:44:55 AM
Nice, borrowed a dremel and got the stuck screw out.

(http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/9711/p1010020ey5.th.jpg) (http://img505.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010020ey5.jpg)

Removed LCD from plastic casing.

(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/9144/p1010021eu3.th.jpg) (http://img225.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010021eu3.jpg)(http://img225.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif) (http://g.imageshack.us/thpix.php)

After slowly removing small screws and metal tabs, the LCD is freed from the last metal piece.

(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/7316/p1010022pf0.th.jpg) (http://img521.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010022pf0.jpg)(http://img521.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif) (http://g.imageshack.us/thpix.php)

Connect it all, careful not to short anything out, made sure L and R connections are right. Powered it up, got a mess of lines. Tripled checked all connections, powered on, an viola, monitor still works!

(http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/5682/p1010026gd9.th.jpg) (http://img363.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010026gd9.jpg)(http://img363.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif) (http://g.imageshack.us/thpix.php)

Now to open up wacom casing....

(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/9783/p1010027jf1.th.jpg) (http://img508.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010027jf1.jpg)(http://img508.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif) (http://g.imageshack.us/thpix.php)


Title: Re: LinTIQ build log
Post by: elin on October 02, 2008, 03:49:14 AM
And now, a test video:

(http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/74Pe4u-HJNs/default.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74Pe4u-HJNs


Title: Re: LinTIQ build log
Post by: jake67 on October 03, 2008, 12:50:48 AM
Excellent!  Cool video.  I only got as far as the mess of lines on the screen.  Somehow when I rechecked everything, I managed to  kill the 1503.  Good to  see your build coming along - gives me some inspiration.  Look forward to watching it progress towards completion. 


Title: Re: LinTIQ build log
Post by: Drewid on October 04, 2008, 06:59:57 PM
I can't emphasise too much how fragile the guts of a monitor are, Try to handle it as little as possible, and be very gentle and slow with everything.    To try positioning things differently I'd recommend cutting out pieces of cardboard the same size as all of the boards and stuff and try out positioning with those rather than the real thing.



That video is really really cool.    That's when you really get what its all about. It feels so different from using a plain ol tablet.


Title: Re: LinTIQ build log
Post by: elin on December 05, 2008, 04:24:05 AM
More udpates:

I cut the buttons for the monitor so it'll fit in the tablet casing:
(http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/6052/p1010067ao8.th.jpg) (http://img68.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010067ao8.jpg)
 

I extended the cable the the board that drives the lights:
(http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/3712/p1010051tl3.th.jpg) (http://img512.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010051tl3.jpg)

Tests show that extension works:
(http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/5426/p1010053rc2.th.jpg) (http://img178.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010053rc2.jpg)

Placement of boards and cables:
(http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/3861/p1010055yo3.th.jpg) (http://img67.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010055yo3.jpg)

Lots of tin to try and shield the cables to stop jitter:
(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/8940/p1010064bj5.th.jpg) (http://img201.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010064bj5.jpg)

Used self made hot knife out of flattened tip and solder to cut hole then file down to smooth cut:
(http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/9271/p1010047ul1.th.jpg) (http://img122.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010047ul1.jpg)

Drilled holes for monitor buttons and closed case:
(http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/378/p1010193nxe8.jpg) (http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/378/p1010193nxe8.jpg)

Viola: a video of it in use:
(http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/8bWR8HeY7ug/3.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bWR8HeY7ug)



Title: Re: LinTIQ build log - Completed
Post by: m0x on December 09, 2008, 12:29:42 PM
Cool thing, but I got one question =)

..maybe I over-read it ... but do you "protect" your screen by something like acrylic glass or something?

My worries would be that I would scratch the display with the pen while painting.... =/


Greets, Julian=)


Title: Re: LinTIQ build log - Completed
Post by: elin on December 10, 2008, 04:56:38 PM
Ah, I didnt log about the screen.

I put there is an acrylic sheet on the screen, but saw that there were "bubbles" when using the pen, so I put a thin sheet of plastic between the acrylic and the lcd screen, and then another thin sheet of plastic on top of the acrylic.


Title: Re: LinTIQ build log - Completed
Post by: texotic on January 26, 2009, 06:54:44 AM
wow very nice and clean build, i'm still learning about this stuff but i want to build one to do some photomanipulation :p :D