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VitaminP
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« on: August 22, 2008, 05:03:45 PM »

I have a Bamboo Fun tablet but I've always wanted a Cintiq. So when I saw this website I have decided to give it a try Cheesy.
I was just wondering if anyone can tell me what is a goot tablet and a good monitor for this and if I need anything else to do it. I have little experience in this field so is it easy for a begginer?.
Thanks in advance
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2008, 08:14:34 PM »

The "classic" build is a Dell 1503fp 15" monitor and a Wacom UD 1212 tablet.
Stripping the monitor is the most difficult bit.  It's worth having lots of space set aside so you can strip it and leave things where they won't be disturbed.
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2008, 02:03:20 AM »

A question from a fellow noob: I have a macbook and I had been on a hunt for a Touchscreen Display that is compatible with my system, so does anyone know of any? Also, could I make my own DIY Cintiq with a Wacom Graphire4 tablet (I am assuming you need parts from a tablet for this? If I am wrong, PLZ LET ME KNOW Lol, Shocked)? Also, anyone know of any good tutorials? I'd like to see what I need before I begin Cheesy Lol crammed a lot of questions in there.

I just found out about this forum today, and I was totally pumped when I found out that there are people who have put some tablets together! To think, I debated with someone at Tekserve who said it couldn't be done.
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2008, 08:06:14 PM »

My build log isn't exactly a tutorial, but it does show the steps for a "standard" build.
http://www.bongofish.co.uk/wacom/wacom_pt1.html
http://www.bongofish.co.uk/wacom/wacom_pt19.html

A couple of people have done builds with macbooks, just point your tekserve opponents at these. Smiley
fl0's build:
http://forum.bongofish.co.uk/index.php?topic=38.0

Wie's build
http://forum.bongofish.co.uk/index.php?topic=1290.0

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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2008, 02:40:54 AM »

So sorry for completely hijacking this thread but I'm new here and looking to get into building my own Cintiq.  I couldn't seem to figure out how to start my own thread...  Huh I have a 15 inch laptop monitor (its a LG / Phillips LP150u1-a2) that I would like to use.  I've been doing some investigation and know that I need an LVDS to input my signal into. My first question is where is the best place to get one? I've found a couple places online but no one I've sent emails to seem to be responding...  My other question is specific to this monitor itself I need to be able to flip its circuit boards out to not get in the way of Wacom tablet.  I'm planning on using a Intuos3 9 x 12 (That I still need to find cheap somewhere...)  Anyway my problem is circled in my attached pic. I need to extend that FCC I guess. I can't just buy a longer cable because one end is permanently attached to the board.  Do I use something like http://www.diy-beamer.com/EN/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=89?  Also they're out of stock is there anywhere else to get them?  Thanks for all the help!


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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2008, 04:07:07 AM »

My build log isn't exactly a tutorial, but it does show the steps for a "standard" build.
http://www.bongofish.co.uk/wacom/wacom_pt1.html
http://www.bongofish.co.uk/wacom/wacom_pt19.html

A couple of people have done builds with macbooks, just point your tekserve opponents at these. Smiley
fl0's build:
http://forum.bongofish.co.uk/index.php?topic=38.0

Wie's build
http://forum.bongofish.co.uk/index.php?topic=1290.0



That Itab looks fantastic. But man, taking apart an Intuos? Talk about risky. Just seems like alot of money. I'm having trouble finding one for under 500 dollars :/
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2008, 03:49:09 PM »

@AE6689 If it was me I'd wait for the DIYbeamer solution to come back in stock.  The double-ended little connector PCBs are a lot easier than some of thte other solutions out there.   Being German I don't suppose they'd be out of stock for very long.  They tend to be very efficient.   The other way to do it is to buy the lumeblabs type kit, but getting the ends of the cables together is a bit of a pain and doesn't look very robust.

@motorpsycho.  Yeah taking an intuos3 apart is a bit scary, but the tablets are pretty tough, It's usually the monitors that break.
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