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Author Topic: Success ** Dontiq - FINISHED!  (Read 27712 times)
DonShole
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« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2007, 12:24:11 PM »

Just wanted to post a video of one of my tests.  The good thing I've discovered is that it appears I can fit everything into the wacom case (with spacers) AND, I don't need to extend any cables.  Plus I've been able to save the lcds control buttons which are all on a flat flexible circuit board.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBfhXHH8s54
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« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2007, 01:08:14 PM »

really reallly nice
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« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2007, 01:09:17 PM »

That looks awesome.

Good work!
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« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2007, 02:44:32 PM »

hey done nice job.
do you think can walk me through on how, why, and what when stacking everything together?
ex: lcd, boards, insulation etc.....
thanks!
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« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2007, 04:31:23 PM »

Fantastic.  That's looking sweet.
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« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2007, 05:03:24 PM »

Thanks for all your comments  Smiley .  I also discovered that my read height seems to have magically improved.  I mounted the screen+backlight slabs and ccfls back in the support frame, and was still getting a good response.  I'm not sure what I did or didn't do.  Here's a tip, when testing, place a glass/acrylick sheet on the lcd - I used glass from a photo frame.
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« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2007, 06:44:59 PM »

After coming so close to finishing, I have to put my project on hold.  It seems after breaking a pair of my ccfls, The lcd boards got shorted out.  Replacing the ccfls has not helped.  I discovered my power adaptor light was blinking and a google revealed that this implied a short circuit somewhere.  The screen was perfect, no extensions required, nice flexible control buttons and no jittering.  I'm debating if I should try and get the lcd fixed or just buy a dell 1503fp.  In either case I'm taking a break for a few weeks.
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« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2007, 08:36:13 PM »

good luck don, it was going so good!

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« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2007, 09:17:10 AM »

So, my build is finally finished.  I can't believe I started in january.  I've updated my first post (http://forum.bongofish.co.uk/index.php?topic=222.0)with all the new info and pics.  All the anotation on the final pics was speedily done by hand on my "new" Dontiq.
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« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2007, 11:29:06 PM »

you are a hero. !! a great man amongst men. you have served the revolution well ...


is it me or has there been a sudden rush of completitions after a long drought of let downs?
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« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2007, 07:44:44 AM »

 Grin.  Definately more completed builds.  Down to more collective experience I suppose.  The satisfaction of finishing is frankly amazing!
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« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2007, 08:28:53 AM »

Well done sir. Nice to see another working model. Going to start my build in a week or so, the pain of waiting sucks. I bet it feels awesome to customize products for yourself.  Something I plan to show everyone I know.

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« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2007, 06:10:15 PM »

Nice work! Its like drews Tablets had a baby!
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« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2008, 11:56:06 PM »

Just a little update.  Feels rather like "duh!" actually "why didn't I think of that before". I noticed some jittering after finishing my build.  Not much - could do textures and large zbrush sculpts, but it was a pain for fine details.  This jitter was not there when using the tablet on an old athlon xp laptop.  It turns out the problem was the refresh rate.  To fix it, I changed it for the tablet monitor to the maximum possible (75MHz - using the nvidia software).  Now the jitter is all but gone.  Feels really, REALLY good   Grin

Oh, and my 15inch DonTiq is way better (and cheaper) than that 12in wacom nonsense  Tongue

I also realised after skimming through my build log that I hadn't explained my shielding:

Dead strip - loss of sensing on a 1 inch wide strip caused by column driver.  The shielding consists of layers of regular tin foil - 8 to 10 covered in duct tape. This type of shielding fixed the dead strip but had no effect on the jittering .

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« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2008, 11:53:17 PM »

Thanks for the info. That's interesting.

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