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Screen Tablet malarky => Build Logs => Topic started by: tba on March 12, 2007, 11:37:38 AM



Title: FishtiQ™ tba's Build Log
Post by: tba on March 12, 2007, 11:37:38 AM
FishtiQ™

An ode to Bongofish, Satisfaction Guaranteed!*

Part 1

I have secured a Wacom UD-1212-R (12"x12" digitizer) from ebay for the knock down price of €60 (£40.71) including delivery, weeks of trawling have secured me this most integral component in the build.

The chap decided to only deliver to Ireland (where I live) so I was the only bidder, shame he had a reserve, but its still pretty cheap, add €9.49 (£6.44) for a serial to usb converter and we have the beginnings of a FishtiQ™.

(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/5456/59d41rz1.th.jpg) (http://img228.imageshack.us/my.php?image=59d41rz1.jpg)

Total Cost so far:

€69.49 (£47.15)



Next up in our thrilling tale of self build...

Our Ebay Lurker seeks out a 15" monitor (hopefully at a knock down price because it is haunted or something)



*Not a guarantee.
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Title: Re: FishtiQ™ tba's Build Log
Post by: naspc on March 12, 2007, 11:57:10 AM
welcome to the fray my friend.


Title: Re: FishtiQ™ tba's Build Log
Post by: Drewid on March 12, 2007, 08:58:49 PM
Welcome indeed.  Like the name  ;D


Title: Re: FishtiQ™ tba's Build Log
Post by: Switz on March 12, 2007, 09:47:29 PM
Sweet!

You ever see Boondock Saints?

Greatest movie.

Good luck


Title: Re: FishtiQ™ tba's Build Log
Post by: naspc on March 13, 2007, 01:06:51 PM
i saw bits and pieces of that movie its was cool man.


Title: Re: FishtiQ™ tba's Build Log
Post by: tba on March 20, 2007, 03:24:35 PM
eh...

where do you plug the power in on these things?

It appears to have only the serial port and a power switch, yet I have received a third party power adaptor from the previous user.


Title: Re: FishtiQ™ tba's Build Log
Post by: Chems on March 20, 2007, 03:55:05 PM
On the back? My no know.


Title: Re: FishtiQ™ tba's Build Log
Post by: tba on March 20, 2007, 06:04:48 PM
Its OK!

I found it, at the end of the Serial connector


Title: Re: FishtiQ™ tba's Build Log
Post by: tba on April 17, 2007, 10:28:08 AM
FishtiQ™

An ode to Bongofish, Chock full of chocolate*

Part 2

I was thinking I should experiment a bit and get a 15.1" laptop LCD screen and see what voodoo I can conjour up instead of using a bog standard screen.  However it appears (http://forum.bongofish.co.uk/index.php?topic=338.0") that it is an expensive route, so I strayed away from such lark.

I acquired a 15" NEC monitor with no stand for €57.57 (£39)

(http://i14.ebayimg.com/04/i/000/96/a7/707c_2.JPG)
Noice

I stripped that bad boy down, to the wires (there sure is a lot of crap in monitors)

It has a really thick light diffuser panel at the back of matrix, (almost 10mm), I will have to examine the situation to see If I can keep this or have to thin it out a bit with some thinner acrylic.

Regardless, it needs a 0.5mm pitch 20 pin FCC for the matrix boards, €15 (£10.16) form DIY-Beamer.

Total Cost so far:

€142.06 (£96.23)



Same bat channel same bat time, but actually whenever I get said time...

At this point I really should get a camera in order to document his lark, but in the mean time, I will wax lyrical about the build.

Things to do: test the set up for flicker and accuracy.

*Actually A lie
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