Samtiq II – The glass surface

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After a lot of discussions with the glass shop about how 2mm glass is too thin and very easily broken, I ordered a circular piece of 3mm glass to be used for the working surface of the Samtiq. The glass has 3 holes drilled in it and bolts into the wood underneath it and then… Read more »

Samtiq II – the stand & first test

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My animation course has started and there is little time to do anything so I had to be very quick with building the stand for the Samtiq, and I didn’t take that many photos, here are some shots: I took it for a test ride and it is useable, it is not the brightest monitor… Read more »

Samtiq II – Building the enclosure

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Here are some of the thumbnails and doodles I did while trying to figure out what would be the best way to build an eclosure for my home-made Cintiq. I decided to use MDF to build the enclosure because it is easy to work with and will give pretty accurate rebates when a router is… Read more »

Samtiq II – Wacom Intuos3 9×12 arrives

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After waiting for an eternity for the computer retailer to get its act together, my Wacom Intuos3 has finally arrived! This is a beautiful piece of equipment: The Dell 1503fp that I stripped before (see previous posts) had been sitting in the corner collecting dust and now it was time to fire it up again… Read more »

Samtiq II

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Firstly a little bit about the Dell 1503fp before we get into the stripped version. Operating side-by-side with the Samsung 152T, this monitor is not very bright and the colours look muddy, the Samsung picture looked sharper, more contrasty and vivid. But if this means that I will have an operational unit then I will… Read more »

Samtiq #4 – Experimenting

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I have had a little bit of time to do some tests and there have been some interesting things happening but I need time to do more tests to double check things. First of all this tablet has a pen reading height of 25 mm above the tablet case. The sensor doesn’t sit as deeply… Read more »

Samtiq #2 – Cable Extension

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After stripping the monitor as discussed in the last DIY Cintiq post, I ordered the FFC extension cable from DIY-Beamer and it arrived yesterday which was pretty quick considering DIY-Beamer is in Austria and I am in Australia. :) I was a bit worried that I may have counted the tiny pins on the FFC… Read more »