Ok, here's my little update:
Two more short youtube videos uped.
I warn you, my speed drawing REALLY sucks!
I need a camera that records for more than 30 seconds
Dropped off the vertebrae pieces at local plating shop to be chrome-plated
$70usd which is a lot less than I expected
I got the Dell 22" e-IPS monitor and disassembled it.
- No JITTER!
- FFCs seem plenty long enough
- 4 USB ports
- Great viewing angles!
- ***No Backlight Slab!*** There's just a 1" deep box that contains the CCFLs behind the screen. This will not do!
- Power and Video boards are on the same PCB, this sucks but this doesn't seem to be causing any interference
So what I did is found a broken 22" LCD on ebay and bought that for $5+$15 shipping.
I Disassembled that monitor, and I will use its backlight slab with the IPS panel. Problem solved
I'm really stoked that this monitor is not causing interference, as my original build has its problem spots along the edges.
I'm not excited about building another case, working with fiberglass is an art I have not perfected...
For finishing the original stand-
I Have a design in mind for the heel plate embellishment, an 'eyeball
' where the spine meets the heel plate.
Also if you look close, you can see how the 'hands' that hold the arches can be reversed to move the weight of the tablet further back.
liquid-flame shapes drip down the front :
I'm making the eyeball out of one of those shiny globes you see in people's yards. Cut in half, and cut a whole for the spine to go through.
Ok, I should really stop this insane build!
I'm just thinking I want it to look really nice
and then maybe I could lease it out to art studios that want to impress their clientele or maybe one of my friends who writes electronic music could use it as a control surface for live performances.
But maybe I just dream too much...