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Author Topic: The Frankenstiq --Was "Le French Bongtiq in progress"  (Read 53907 times)
Kerbec29
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« on: April 30, 2008, 09:23:44 PM »

Hi,
I am a French artist of South American origin. You can visit my portfolio on line at http://leobeker.free.fr/portfolio/

Sorry for my limited English. I am 61 and livinig in Brittany.

Today I stripped clean an IBM 15" screen. I received it by noon  and by 4 PM it was done. Not worked on it during my lunchtime...
It still works. Kind of a miracle.

I have yet to receive a Wacom UD 1212 A4 tablet. It cames from Holland.

A few pictures of my Bongtiq in progress :


First connection to test. As you see, the high part of the screen is darker than the lower part. Same thing with a brand new 19" of Dell just purchased...  Huh Don't know if that's a fashion or a defect...



The transformator is well outside the body of the screen, like recomended !



The FFCable looks VERY small. Thanks to Bongo I managed to unlock the socket really beautifully. A door type of lock.

 I wonder if the extension from diy-Beamer is really  necessary. It seems feasible to glide a wacom board  between the FFC cable and the LCD diffuser. That will generate interferences, maybe ?



I spend most of my time trying to undo the metallic shielding. Very hard. But most of all, it let the plastic frame really spineless...
The neons tend to take sail at every movement. I had to add two screws to secure them in place.

Hope my wacom will still work at a distance of 12 mm to the stylus tip -shielding of the screen still to come !-



Et voilà !

Thanks everybody for the input !

As we say in Brittany: "You rock!"

The rest will follow as soon as the wacom arrives...




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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008, 03:17:13 AM »

Bienvenue.  Je parle un peu francais.


Yeah, the only thing about the sliding the wacom is that when you get it you will see that the active area is 12x12. The whole circuit board however is 16x16.  So, unless you want to have a large dead area, you will not be able to just slide it in.
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008, 12:46:47 PM »

Merci Switz !

That makes sense, yes...

Diy-Beamer here I come !

In that case, I will probably have to extend a lot of cables !
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008, 09:54:59 AM »

Hey!The Diy-beamer site is out of order !

Here is the ffc I have to extend :





And this other guy. Does anybody know if there are extensions for it at diy-beamer ?
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2008, 01:13:11 PM »

I don't think I've seen extensions for the second one. It's a lot of soldering to extend it yourself, but at least you only have to do it once.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2008, 02:39:42 PM »

Yeap!
Thanks, Drew.
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2008, 04:20:04 PM »

Hi all!
Nice to see here that I'm not the only french speaking guy here!
Swits also speak a little french. Coool!

Bonne chance @ Kerbec29 for your build!

Happy!
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2008, 05:32:09 PM »

Salut Colinus !

Thanks for your wishes !

Same for you! You are doing a great job. Very ambitious! Clean work.
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2008, 06:37:15 PM »

Salut Colinus !

Thanks for your wishes !

Same for you! You are doing a great job. Very ambitious! Clean work.

Thks!
It's better to start with an ambitious project, in order to obtain a "good" result, nope?  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2008, 12:53:37 AM »

Shure.
But here I am just the servant of my inner impulses. A victim of a strange fever Drew invented. I am not able to resist the urge to have this contraption finished. Why end  up an illustration with the old pencil and ink method? Let the publisher just wait a little more. Maybe my tablet will arrive tomorrow and I will finish the build tomorrow night... And the illustration the day after... In my new Bongtiq!
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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2008, 10:40:19 PM »

Well, load of news. Received everything. Diy Beamer ffc, tablet. Spend a lot of time extending a cable of the screen. Screen works ok. Tablet too. Except when they are together the table don't react in a two inches central column. Impossible to make the cursor coincide with the stylus too. Need a USB adapte: at this moment my build squats my wife's tabletop.

LCD display seems to fragile for stylus. Need to find a solution for that too.

Anyway








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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2008, 10:43:25 PM »

The problem with the two inches column was solved with a bit of French cuisine : aluminium foil and plastic transparent film to isolate one of the two flaps of electronics that hangs from the screen.  Wink

The coincidence between the cursor and the stylus is better after a lot of fiddling with the wacom control panel's interface.

Tomorrow I will make a try with a glass frame to protect the screen from the stylus.
And go out fishing downtown Brest for a serial-USB adaptor in order to finish squating my wife's PC and use my own laptop with no serial sockets.

Joy !
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« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2008, 01:31:13 PM »

HOORAY!!!   Grin
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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2008, 11:41:30 AM »

As you say, Drew !

Still I have to figure out how to cope with the screen’s ffc that sticks like a handle out of the rear case of the wacom tablet.

I suppose I will end up bending it backwards behind the wacom’s board. Trying not to make a crease... I’m sure someone had that problem already. Any idea is welcome.

My wacom tablet seems to have fell in love with my wife’s tabletop. I bought a PCMCIA card adapter (42 € ! almost as dear as the 15” screen I bought at ebay) in order to have a serial socket to plug the wacom to my laptop. Then the laptop recognizes the tablet OK. But it doesn’t recognize the stylus... At each start-up the system recognizes a “new element” : the tablet, and ask me to install the driver, witch I do. But is a never ending story. I have to re-start the computer to install and then it recognizes the tablet and ask me to install...

The wacom forum seems out of order for a moment now...

I have another tabletop wich I could use. It accepts the tablet OK but it doesn’t recognises the 15” screen !

So, I’m stuck testing my bongtiq moonshine style in my wife’s PC...

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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2008, 01:44:08 PM »

search the wacom europe tools for wacom uninstall.  Run the program, then restart, then reinstall.  You should be ok.
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