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1  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: The Microtiq (Intuos3 4x6 & Mimo 710S 7" USB Monitor) on: August 23, 2010, 03:19:04 AM
Ha ha, thank you very much! The monitor had one ffc cable - if I recall right it was a 40 pin 1/2" cable. I had to order a 12 inch cable then cut it down to fit.
2  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: The Microtiq (Intuos3 4x6 & Mimo 710S 7" USB Monitor) on: August 11, 2010, 10:00:53 PM
After a bit more testing I realize I was a bit premature in my assessment - it works very well... half the time. And that only if I turn the brightness on the monitor all the way down. I would assume the reduced power to the monitor causes much less interference, which is interesting, because it seems to indicate to me that monitors run on considerably more power than they need. This bears further investigation.
3  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: The Microtiq (Intuos3 4x6 & Mimo 710S 7" USB Monitor) on: August 11, 2010, 07:20:09 PM
I'm not sure that my build will take another disassembly, but I have found that running both components through a USB hub has interesting side effects - Jitter is entirely eliminated, probably due to the lower power available. I will only be able to run the two devices at the same time - no free USB ports available, but I find these results intriguing. Perhaps I shall have to open her up again...
4  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: The Microtiq (Intuos3 4x6 & Mimo 710S 7" USB Monitor) on: August 08, 2010, 05:55:05 AM
Aye, because I'm sticking with the original case, but with a cutout for glass, I'm just having Ponoko make me a part to keep the glass in place and to cover up the tape used to hold the glass, as well as a part to fill the circle on the back where the USB port used to be. Total cost was about $20 or so (actually a bit less) and I had the pieces made from 2mm acrylic. I wanted to keep glass for the cover because it's a lot harder than acrylic, so it won't get marred by the pen. I'll be painting the back of the acrylic frame to match the rest of the front.
5  Screen Tablet malarky / Successful builds! / Re: 22" & 12x19 build! -The Exotiq on: August 08, 2010, 05:20:46 AM
Very gothic and morbid, yet absolutely amazing! Extremely professional looking build! And incredibly artistic to boot! You win!
6  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: The Microtiq (Intuos3 4x6 & Mimo 710S 7" USB Monitor) on: August 08, 2010, 05:02:46 AM
I didn't go with the hub, so there are two cables sticking out - both USB, though, so I don't have to hook it to external power. The Ponoko thing is a cover to essentially make everything look more professional and to seal the glass in so there is no chance at all for it to fall out, as well as to fill in the hole on the back where the USB cable for the monitor used to be. For the glass pane I actually went to a secondhand store and bought a five by seven picture frame and salvaged the glass from it.

Thank you very much  Grin

P.S. - I have designed and ordered the screen cover (and an extra screen) from Ponoko, so I'm waiting on those now Smiley I'll post photos when I get them
7  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: The Microtiq (Intuos3 4x6 & Mimo 710S 7" USB Monitor) on: August 08, 2010, 01:16:48 AM
Completed! (Well, I'll probably have Ponoko make me a frame that I can screw on to cover the extra glass around the monitor, but that'll be in the future) - It's been a blast! Thanks everyone for your encouragement!

I decided to solder the USB cable directly to the circuit board anyway, and the result is amazing! I can rest the system on its back while I'm using it and am no longer afraid of damaging it when I do.

Here are photos and a video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVJ8DhVfA3k

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The final tablet (minus a front plate I still need to have made) in all its glory!
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8  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: The Microtiq (Intuos3 4x6 & Mimo 710S 7" USB Monitor) on: August 07, 2010, 02:59:41 PM
Everything is done and working - I'm just putting the cover back on today after the paint dries, then I'll post pictures Smiley This is by far the most professional looking thing I've ever produced Smiley
9  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: The Microtiq (Intuos3 4x6 & Mimo 710S 7" USB Monitor) on: June 10, 2010, 09:01:42 PM
2mm, actually, sorry. I was careless. No, I ended up scratching the plastic to the point where it's difficult to see through it - there are several gouges out of the screen area, so I'm going to cut it out and use a piece of 2mm tempered glass inset in the hole.
10  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: The Microtiq (Intuos3 4x6 & Mimo 710S 7" USB Monitor) on: June 10, 2010, 04:54:26 AM
Yet more news: I successfully stripped the paint from the case, but it fogged it up. In attempting to buff it out I damaged it further, so it looks like I'll be cutting a window and using a 2 cm piece of Gorilla Glass in the window. For now I'll just use the damaged pane and live with it.
11  Screen Tablet malarky / Design issues / Re: Stripping paint on: June 10, 2010, 03:20:27 AM
Happy news: Oops! Remover will strip the paint right out of a wacom case. The only bad ting is that it fogs the plastic a bit... Time to buff it out!
12  Screen Tablet malarky / Design issues / Re: Stripping paint on: June 07, 2010, 03:08:32 PM
Ha ha, aye, but which chemical is it? There are many chemicals labeled "paint remover" that I can find  Smiley
13  Screen Tablet malarky / Design issues / Re: Stripping paint on: June 06, 2010, 08:05:17 PM
I've looked, but the posts I've found don't tell me anything. I find that they used "paint thinner," but there are many different kinds of paint thinner, and many of them will destroy plastics.
14  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: The Microtiq (Intuos3 4x6 & Mimo 710S 7" USB Monitor) on: June 06, 2010, 03:50:54 AM
Just do a web search - that's what I did:
http://www.usbfirewire.com/ucablecam5b.html
15  General Category / General Chat / Re: Ever thought of making a wireless DIY cintiq? on: June 05, 2010, 05:54:09 PM
Ha ha, I had to throw in a bone for the AspireOne. I used one (an AOD250) until two weeks ago for literally everything. I was running Photoshop, Sketchbook Pro, and all sorts of other things on it - I had to optimize Windows 7 a bit, but it worked very well for me. And even when I was using an external monitor I would get at least four hours of battery life from my 6 cell battery. I had to start doing 3D CAD, though, so I ended up having to upgrade to a more powerful computer. I miss my Acer  :'(
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