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1  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Cintuos 3 - My first DIY Cintiq Build on: October 10, 2014, 02:04:18 PM
I used steel plate enclosures from Teko, Part-No. 16120.16 and 16160.16. Got them from here.
2  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: World First? Retique, PTZ630+IPAD retina panel. on: February 25, 2014, 08:16:42 PM
Great work, very well done!
3  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Cint®iq 2.0 [K-Jintiq clone] on: February 18, 2014, 12:19:42 PM
Sorry for the late reply. Yep, I just kept the screen inside the white outlined field on the board. Besides it has to be passably fitting the inner 'indentation' of the wacom's clear top layer, the screen's cable should be also already connected while finding the right position.

When the position was fixed, I taped off the the visable screen aera on top of the clear layer (left the resulting tape square a bit smaller than the screen actually is), converted it to it's backside and then painted it from behind.

Ugh, hope you guys get me as I may not find the clearest words to describe it..
4  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Cint®iq 2.0 [K-Jintiq clone] on: December 02, 2013, 09:28:42 AM
Ye-haa, looks quite promising. Good luck with the cable swap!
5  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Cint®iq 2.0 [K-Jintiq clone] on: November 13, 2013, 03:40:48 PM
To be more accurate on the heat issue: When I say it gets slightly warm around the screen's upper edge I mean through the assembled Wacom's top surface, not directly the CCFL without the cover.
6  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Cint®iq 2.0 [K-Jintiq clone] on: November 13, 2013, 03:32:03 PM
Mavericks is Apple's new OSX 10.9, had to update SwichResX as well.

I purchased this CCFL. Mine has been already assembled with a longer cord and plug, they don't seem to have it anymore..
Anyway, according to the description of the seller I guess they're based on the screen's diagonal size.
7  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Cint®iq 2.0 [K-Jintiq clone] on: November 12, 2013, 08:42:39 PM
Ugh, no it shouldn't get hot. Last Weekend I upgraded to Mavericks and played around with it a lot. It still does get slightly warm on the upper edge after some time but not hot. No idea what exactly causes your tube to run hot.

As for the frame you mentioned I'm not sure. Might cause trouble for the board locating the pen, might be it's ok, just give it a try. If you run into issues with accuracy, take it out.
8  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Cint®iq 2.0 [K-Jintiq clone] on: September 06, 2013, 08:33:07 AM
Exactly. To me, an LED strip would have been a gamble. Well, I'm lazy and just wanted that thing to work without reinventing it. So why change a winning horse like the K-Jintiq?

I can't tell if it's actually dangerous bringing the grounds together, but yes, in some cases people could obviously reduce jitter by connecting them. I kept them straight separate as done by Hieron and Kareltje and it works just great.
9  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Cint®iq 2.0 [K-Jintiq clone] on: September 04, 2013, 09:57:38 AM
Since I have tons of polishing stuff left, I just repolish the surface from time to time instead of buying extra sheets Wink But one other good thing on a sheet may be the different feeling it provides while moving the tip over the surface. Without sheet, it feels very smooth and therefore way different than on paper.

I tried the thinner method because of the lacking of that recommented oven cleaner and I thought thinner might not be too agressive. I tried out three different ones and they all removed the paint but they all left some milky stains as well.
Nevertheless there must be thinners out there that don't leave stains, guess Hieron & Kareltje found such one. Here's their additional Intuos3 paint-stripping guide.

Yes, the setup-tutorial you found is pretty much (if not exactly) the same as with Intuos3.

The next time I would definitely try to avoid separating the background sheets of the screen-sandwich. I had to do so because mine has been dusty inside, but bringing these back together without catching new dust particles really takes tons of patience.

I guess the whole build could be done in about 6 straight working hours BUT from my experience in reality there always appears something unexpected, which will take some extra time to solve, even if you are really well-prepared.


Edit: Almost forgot - I can recommend reading Lunakov's thread, too. He got me to make the cut-out with an exacto blade. My measuring was a fail but the tool worked great.
10  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Cint®iq 2.0 [K-Jintiq clone] on: September 03, 2013, 08:57:51 PM
The good thing is I dont think it's acrylic, the bad thing is I have no idea what could be instead. Must be kind of casted plastic but feels somehow softer than acrylic does in my guess.

You're right, mine is a recessed one and I haven't tried any protections yet. The pen does leave micro scratches in the surface, at least without the felt tip. But as soon as you swich the screen on, they all completely disappear so this doesn't bother me at all. They're simply not in the way while working.

Aligning pen and cursor is done with the help of the driver, which lets you define a required field of the active aera by simply clicking the desired corners with the pen. You can also maually define the exact size of the screen.
The final aligning may take some try and error until you'll find a position set up that works well for your needs and keeps up nearly the same all over the screen. Especially in the very beginning it's not complete exactly like drawing with a real pen and paper, you'll have to play around a bit until your eyes and hands get used to it.
11  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Cint®iq 2.0 [K-Jintiq clone] on: September 03, 2013, 07:12:42 PM
Yes, if you don't cut them, they just won't fit in. But don't worry, this is really easy to do. These aeras/edges you have to cut off are just empty fields, without any circuits or parts on them. Guess they're made bigger than needed just to provide some more space for the tape, which keeps them in place by default.
Afterwards I can say I could have removed the right one completely, since I have not touched it at all until now.

I started my build right after reading the K-Jintiq thread, it really answeres all basic questions. Just wanted to add a few details here, but in fact a lot is kind of self explaining while you're working on it.
The most terrible part for me was in fact to get the paint off the upper casing. Hell, that polishing thing was really a pain. But obiviously it just depends on the right chemical 'cocktail' to get it off without scratching it or leaving milky stains which have to be polished afterwards.

And yes you're right, the shieldings should not touch any other circuitparts anywhere. Tape, shielding, tape is a good way to go.
12  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Cint®iq 2.0 [K-Jintiq clone] on: September 03, 2013, 09:54:31 AM
Thanks, glad you like it. The screen is just about one, two millimeters thicker than the original grey plastic sheet. Nevertheless the casing closes visually as before and you won't recognize any difference.

It's hard to describe for me, the Intuos3's casing has not a clear defined closing gap because it's mostly closed with tape by default. The way the top and bottom casings come together provides some space for tolerance values.

This is way less tricky as it may sound, it wouldn't even have been necessary to mention it at all  Wink
13  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Cint®iq 2.0 [K-Jintiq clone] on: August 27, 2013, 11:59:36 AM
Sorry for the late answer, for some reason I haven't been emailed about a reply this time as usual?!

Yes, I changed the tube, mainly because it was fairly worn and I was worrying if it would be ok to extend it by soldering. But it should be possible to solder a longer one with at least the same diameter and similar isolation instead. The soldering should be done accurately in this case, as the tube runs on AC. I'd avoid having extentions within the cable, rather change the whole thing from end to end.

Posts #4 to #8 really says it all.
14  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Cint®iq 2.0 [K-Jintiq clone] on: May 02, 2013, 10:23:39 PM
It's slightly higher thicker than the original middle layer but no issues with that, the cover closes entirely.
15  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Cint®iq 2.0 [K-Jintiq clone] on: April 22, 2013, 01:24:35 PM
If you mean the outcut in the middle layer, I'm definitely the wrong one to ask - my measuring completely failed Wink
The LEGO bricks are keeping my LCD perfectly in place instead.
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