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1  Screen Tablet malarky / Tutorials and useful knowledge / Re: All you need to know about FFC's (Flat Flexible Cables) on: August 08, 2009, 07:38:52 PM
Thanks, great!  Grin
2  Screen Tablet malarky / Tutorials and useful knowledge / Re: All you need to know about FFC's (Flat Flexible Cables) on: August 07, 2009, 08:26:49 PM
Drew, would it be possible to reupload the pictures for this tutorial, please?
3  Screen Tablet malarky / Successful builds! / Re: Success ** Dontiq - FINISHED! on: August 07, 2009, 05:59:40 PM
Thanks for "annotated photos" in the first post, they are just great for us newbies!
4  Screen Tablet malarky / Design issues / Re: So, these are my choices to begin with... someone has any advice? on: August 07, 2009, 05:44:33 PM
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Yes... I read the registry hack and tried... no luck... ouch!
5  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: ya3's build log on: August 07, 2009, 03:33:46 PM
Hey I got the same monitor! Now I know where to look for help!  Grin
6  Screen Tablet malarky / Design issues / Re: So, these are my choices to begin with... someone has any advice? on: August 07, 2009, 03:08:11 PM
Thanks both for your comments...  Cheesy

I am yet trying to get the tablet to work on my Win7 box yet... Sad , since it is an old serial model and is not well supported... I have seen Tanassis' build but I found no info to help me on this... I am getting a serial-usb converter and try...

First lesson learnt: sloooow doooown and have patience... it is always the same for me, I think I will get things done in two days! I think for a few days I will play a little with what I have got to see how far I can get while I scout the "market"... in any case, yes the tablet was a bargain!
7  Screen Tablet malarky / Design issues / So, these are my choices to begin with... someone has any advice? on: August 05, 2009, 09:01:58 AM
At the beginning of the DIY-Cintiq (I should really get a name for mine!), many choices need to be made, and they are difficult to deal with at times: I found a great offer on ebay for a wacom table, but quite a large one: 12”x18” for 50€ total, and I could not refuse it (I know there are far more offers in the US, but post and customs costs to Spain cause you to lose any possible gain). Also I got a very cheap compaq 15” monitor with external power supply for 40€… I got it because it is the only one I could find at surplus dealers with external power supply.

Now I am sitting with a 12×18 tablet, and a 15” monitor, half the size of the tablet (9”x12”)… and I face three possible options:

  • Build with what I have: I would have half the tablet for the monitor, and the other half to map to the main screen… it seems nice, but maybe too big an not very practical. Also I need to check the jittering compatibility of these two !
  • Search for a larger monitor that could fit better my current tablet… problems: cost and difficulty finding larger monitors with external power supply…
  • Search for a smaller tablet and use my current monitor… uuuumh…
  • Get both non-jittering monitor & tablet from a friendly guy at Bongofish…

My Wacom Digitizer II - UD1218

Choices…

The bottom-line: read before you buy… this thread would have helped a lot. But to tell the truth, it is stupid why I get confused by measures given in inches instead of meters… why? They are just numbers, equally comparable… some strange wiring in my mind forces me to try to convert them to meters and compare there in an “unreal perfect ethereal world”, instead just compare 12 to 12 and 18 to 9…
8  Screen Tablet malarky / Successful builds! / Re: **Success** The MadTastiq - Update - FINISHED!!!! on: July 31, 2009, 12:25:20 PM
Thanks!
9  Screen Tablet malarky / Successful builds! / Re: The MadTastiq - MAJOR UPDATE on: July 31, 2009, 11:30:39 AM
ADVICE..... even if you but a cheap knock off, try to buy authentic Dremel attachments, like grinders and blades. The ones that came with my machine were awful. They broke and wore out even though I was working on soft plastic.

Hi, thanks for sharing your build... I have a dremel, but I am not sure which tool (attachment as you put it) to use to make the cutout for the screen... taking out the ribs is not a problem, but I am not sure what to use to carve the hole, since I want it to be neat and precise... did you use a disc cutter or a vertical cutting bit... there are just too many choices avalable: http://www.dremeleurope.com/dremelocs-uk/Category.jsp;jsessionid=F59F0ED0DC99D925361B81C41F49617A?&ccat_id=502&app_ccat_id=1752 HuhHuhHuh?
10  Screen Tablet malarky / Useful Links / Re: This guy did the LED backlight thing--works ok. on: July 30, 2009, 02:27:09 PM
Thanks for the background info on LEDs!
11  Screen Tablet malarky / The Trading post / Re: Intuos 2 + 15" Samsung ((1600x1200) - Make me an offer I can't reject! :) on: July 29, 2009, 12:04:49 PM
Hi,

what size is the tablet's active area?

Thanks
12  Screen Tablet malarky / Successful builds! / Re: Pictorial - Building a DIY Cintiq in 4 days on: July 29, 2009, 11:56:09 AM
Thanks man,

this is really a great look up point for newbies and ignorant people like me!
13  General Category / Suggestions / Re: Favourite Threads on: July 29, 2009, 12:05:48 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome and the tips! Yep, I had noticed the "notify" button but I thought it was related to notifying the admin on improper threads!
14  General Category / Suggestions / Favourite Threads on: July 28, 2009, 01:39:21 PM
Hi,

First of all, thanks for putting this thing up...! Planning to build my own thing, I see I have so much reading ahead of me, because there is quite a wealth of information here! So, I thought, if the soft for the forum allows you, through my readings I miss the possibility to save somehow those threads that I find particularly interesting for my build... would it be possible to add such a feature through favourites or thread subscriptions, like in others forums out there (I now this is completely dependent on the software you are using...).

Thanks.
15  General Category / Who are you? a.k.a WHY CAN'T I POST? / Re: READ THIS FIRST, OR YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO POST on: July 28, 2009, 01:35:24 PM
...and... THREE!!!!!
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