Alrighty then... Start polishing my trophy
It's going to take me awhile to make the stand: a rough estimate of machining time is about 8 hours per vertebrae piece!
8 x 12 =
an F-ing long time!
I'll be making them using a machine that doesn't remove material using a conventional spinning cutter (CNC mill), but instead uses an electrified wire .010 inches thick (Wire EDM).
It cuts very slow, but it will allow me to make the pieces very thin and lightweight...
I got my practically-new intuos3 today and promptly dissassembled it.
Two circuit boards: Giant
sensor board and another sizable board that the usb cable plugs into.
I'll post pictures if I can borrow my friend's digital camera, my cell phone just isn't cutting it...
Stacked everything up, plugged it in, booted computer and HAZAA!
have a working DIY Cintiq!!!
I decide to disconnect everything and put it away for the night and I should have taken it to heart someone's suggestion to have a place were you can set everything up nice and safe, and not have to move anything around ever
I am forcefully humbled before the gods of silicon as I accidentally sever atleast one of the wires that goes from the LCD's logic board to the daughter board that drives the pixels. Its this cable with 27 wires and plastic connectors at both ends.
I was being extra careful removing the plug, but my needle nose pliers slips and I clamp down on the bundle of wires
I haven't found any replacements online, but I'll be able to fix it, just a few wires to solder.
It gives me time to stop and think about other stuff like building the case and buying shielding materials... Instead of just coming home from work and playing with my naked-tiq
A small penance to the gods of wacom for my blasphemy...