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Patterick
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« on: July 17, 2009, 11:54:48 PM »

Hi there!
Germany speaking here! After picking up my Hobby of sketching again, I wanted to add some extra into it. Get better, evolve. So I sought out the internet in a first attempt to find me some cool touch monitors I could use for that. Sadly it took me about 2-3 days of research to figure that I could not use a standard touchscreen Monitor Sad !

So I went further into the topic to realize that the cheapest Tablet Monitor I could buy was around 800€. Pretty depressing! While surfing the internet I eventually found the Bongofish page and thought, AWESOME!

I claim myself to be a skilled person with tools (Just impatient sometimes) but I have never worked on something this complex. So yeh, I take thy challenge!

Any kind of tip about what kind of tool-set I could buy and use would be helpful Smiley And the best would be if that store was in or would ship to Germany!

Patrick
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2009, 05:17:35 PM »

Hi Patterick, welcome to the forums.

The best place to look if you are unsure is the successful builds section.  You can look through and find a build that is easy for you to copy. Here.    One of the "canvas" builds makes the case very easy.
Like this.

Really useful stuff:

A disposable scapel
A Dremel type hand tool
Various sizes of screwdrivers including some small jewellers screwdrivers for the really small screws.
You might need a fine toothed file for finishing off some edges.
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2009, 08:20:58 PM »

Thank you for your tips, the Build log you send me is really detailled and I like it.

Sadly my first big chance for an inexpensive Intous slipped away. Had my hopes up because the Seller in Ebay enlisted it as a Wacon intous (Two spelling mistakes!). I thought I might have been one of the very few who spotted it but sadly it still went up to 251€, which is out of my pricerange since its an experiment ^^

Is Wacom the only tablet kind you can use? Would a http://www.trust.com/products/product.aspx?artnr=15358 work too? They are a lot cheaper, but I don't know if they could sense the pen 1cm or sliglty more above the surface...

I'll see to get my hands on a Wacom asap. Hopefully I'll get one soon, I'm really anxious to do this Cheesy

Edit:  I just bought thi Aiptek https://www.aiptekshop.de/product_info.php?cPath=169&products_id=1030&osCsid=004d7d4941a11fffbdc767233f2a1ca8
to see if it will work too. Not so expensive but still pretty big, so I thought I could give it a try. (You may have to click that link twice, sometimes a login page shows up on first try)
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009, 09:45:25 AM »

After "years" of waiting for my FFC (still not here) my motivation broke down a little.
Also I tested that the Aiptek 12000U has a locating reach far enough above the monitor (Could only test with the monitor not turned on due to the lacking of a FFC cable) but it wouldn't recognize the clicking of the Pen anymore.
So my first try is officially dead and I will have to wait for nice Intuos to come along for a student-friendly price.
Its probably going to take somewhat after Christmas, where I hope to snatch a Wacom from a snubby kid who didn't like it as a present Cheesy
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