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1  Screen Tablet malarky / Successful builds! / Re: YADTIQ - Mr. Domino's Build Log [NSF56K] *COMPLETED* on: February 22, 2009, 03:03:46 AM
I have the pcb coming off of the left side and the top side of the lcd shielded using tinfoil wrapped in plastic wrap.  Also, all my shielding is grounded with more foil extending off of it, all connecting to one point, and then placed between the lead foil shield of the wacom and the styrofoam.  I tried to ground it in a manner that someone else suggested here: the 'star' grounding.

The characteristics of the jitter change dramatically when I switch refresh rates and the wacom reporting type (standard/signature data/single), so I don't think it has so much to do with shielding but the actual lcd panel itself causing the interference.

But then there is another build here with my same monitor and no jitter, so I'm not sure.

As I said before, I think it's because my the stylus is farther away from the sensor board.  When I remove the plexiglass and have the stylus on the lcd directly, it's considerably less jitter.
2  Screen Tablet malarky / Successful builds! / Re: YADTIQ - Mr. Domino's Build Log [NSF56K] *COMPLETED* on: February 22, 2009, 01:28:32 AM
Annnnd, the update is complete!

Also, I was reading through the completed build logs Drew and I saw that the 5 quid one was also a syncmaster 152b, which is what my monitor is.

Mine has some jitter, but it's mainly because of the pen being farther from the sensor board, I think.
3  Screen Tablet malarky / Successful builds! / Re: YADTIQ - Mr. Domino's Build Log [NSF56K] on: February 21, 2009, 11:46:48 PM
Wow, so much has happened with this since my last post.  I'm updating the first post with the new progress.
4  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: My WTFBBQ DIY cintiq. on: November 13, 2008, 07:51:25 PM
Such language!

I ran into the same problem, and am smack dab in the middle of building a plywood container for my project, as well.  I'll try and post up some WIP pictures as soon as it's nearing completion.
5  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: the psychotic neurotic's Wapaq on: November 12, 2008, 07:44:26 PM
Good show!  I look forward to seeing another build progress.  Just make sure you post here in this thread to let us know when you've updated your blog Tongue

I really enjoy the commentary at your blog, it's quite entertaining.
6  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Nick's rebuild - "nictiq" on: October 28, 2008, 07:04:19 AM
That would explain the very high level of detail I'm seeing in that render, that's for sure.  Revit looks just like sketchup, when rendered out that way.

Anyway, that case is fantastic, I'm still drooling over it.
7  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Nick's rebuild - "nictiq" on: October 25, 2008, 03:01:08 AM
This is absolutely fantastic.

Any chance of you posting that sketchup file for us to look at?
8  Screen Tablet malarky / Successful builds! / Re: YADTIQ - Mr. Domino's Build Log [NSF56K] on: September 28, 2008, 06:23:06 AM
Just a quick update:

I taped everything down, and shielded the two boards connected to the LCD panel.  Fired it up and the screen was mis-aligned with the board, meaning I shifted it while taping.  Also, the jitter was noticeably worse now.  So, next to do is to remove all the shielding I added to remove the jitter, and re-align the screen.  After that I can fitting the cover back on, cutting the screen hole, fashioning a base, and finding a protective cover.

That's what I get for fixing what ain't broke, I guess! Cheesy
9  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: September 21, 2008, 09:13:38 PM
The wacom tablet, honestly, the easiest part of the build.  My intuos is a single large PCB with all the chips and stuff on the one panel, encased in the plastic shell.  The monitor is the real difficult part, as well as fitting it all together in a new case.
10  Screen Tablet malarky / Successful builds! / Re: YADTIQ - Mr. Domino's Build Log [NSF56K] on: September 21, 2008, 08:36:15 AM
Alright, update with pictures is now added to the first post!
11  Screen Tablet malarky / Successful builds! / Re: YADTIQ - Mr. Domino's Build Log [NSF56K] on: September 21, 2008, 12:42:10 AM
Okay, here's a mini-update before I upload the pictures later.  I attached the FFC extension, and OH NO I broke the ZIF socket swiveling door Undecided.  Buuut, noticing that the blue strip of plastic offered some extra thickness, I was able to slide the cable in and use the friction only to hold the FFC in, no door required!  Hooked up all the cables between the boards, said a little prayer, and plugged everything in.  Powered it on, no sparks or smoke, and both backlights came on.  Woohoo!

Buuuut, the monitor was blank, even after plugging it into my laptop.  I figured this had to do with the FFC, since it was missing a piece and all.  So, I was fumbling around and noticed that when I bumped the PCB connector from DIY-beamer, the screen flashed.  Well, I eventually narrowed it down to the fact that the connector wasn't applying enough pressure to the original FFC cable from the monitor board.  When I pressed down on that connection, everything worked fine.  Soo, being the ingenious bloke I am, I cut a very small piece of notecard the same width of the FFC end, and slid it in on top, then plugged it into the connector (MUCH easier said than done).  That way there is more pressure on the connection.  Powered it on, and VOILA!  It works.

I'll have pictures in the full update to make this a bit more clear.  Now, my biggest problem is how I'm going to fit this into a case...I'm really not sure what I'm gonna do.  There's so little room inside the wacom case, I may need to make my own.  But that's a very daunting proposition to me, so I'm a bit hesitant to begin down that road.  Any ideas?
12  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: New Build with Dell monitor on: September 20, 2008, 01:41:28 AM
Oh!  Yeah, PCI isn't gonna work with that.  I thought you had a PC, hah!

I don't have a mac so I can't comment about the ADB to USB dongle.  There are plenty of people here who can be of better help with that one than I.  Though, it has certainly been slow 'round these parts lately.
13  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: New Build with Dell monitor on: September 19, 2008, 09:15:35 PM
Be careful with the serial adapter for the digitizer.  I bought one for use with my intuos 1 in windows XP and it didn't work properly.  Windows recognized and installed the tablet, but when I tried to use it there was no response.  I ended up buying a PCI serial card, and it works perfectly.
14  General Category / General Chat / Re: Hey Drewid anachronistic denizen... on: September 19, 2008, 06:15:36 AM
Ahahaha, that's fantastic.  It would have to be a very well done, polished build to live up to the name, though.
15  Screen Tablet malarky / Successful builds! / Re: LinTIQ build log 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.
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