EZ CINTIQ. How to build a DIY Cintiq, it's easier than a DIY PC!
Frequently Asked Questions :
What happened to the hardware store?
The TabletMod kits are no longer available. Follow the product link above to Enclosure design files with further links to the parts
Will the LCD controller Kits work with panel X?
TabletMod.com have succesfully tested the following panels:
AUO B154PW01 1440x900 (15.4 in screen 16:9 aspect ratio), use with Intuos4 Large
AUO B154EW01 1280x800 (15.4 in screen 16:9 aspect ratio), use with Intuos4 Large
*** No Longer supported *** LG LP154WX4 1280x800 (15.4 in screen 16:9 aspect ratio), use with Intuos4 Large
*** No Longer supported *** AUO B150XG02 1024x768 (15 in screen 4:3 aspect ratio), use with Intuos3 A4, Intuos2 9x12
LTN106W2-L01 1280x768 (10.6 in screen 16:9 aspect ratio), use with Intuos4 Medium
LTN106W2-L02 1280x768 (10.6 in screen 16:9 aspect ratio), use with Intuos4 Medium
*** No Longer supported *** BOE HV150UX1-101 UXGA 1600x1200 (15 in screen 4:3 aspect ratio), use with Intuos3 A4,
Intuos2 9x12 Please note that for the BOE HV150UX1-101 there may be a short supply of suitable controllers due to
compatibility problems. As an alternative - you can use a 15.4 in 1440x900 screen on an Intuos3 A4 or Intuos2 9x12. Although
the screen is wider than the tablets active area, the screens aspect ratio can be changed with a button press so that it fits within
the active area of these tablets. The result is slightly reduced screen real estate (approx 14in diagonal 4:3 aspect ratio). Also
due to the width of the screen, you would lose access to the Intuos 3 touch strips.
Can I use panel X for a project like this?
The panels here listed above are tried and tested suggestions. If its not listed there, then we don't know for sure. You can
always experiment with different panels.
Do you supply/support LED panels?
Yes, in the TabletMod XL and TabletMod medium. You can of course experiment with LED panels for other tablets.
What do I need to build a DIY Cintiq?
Have a look at www.TabletMod.com/Extras.html . Watch the videos for the tablet you are interested in http://www.TabletMod.
At present there are videos for the Intuos4 Large and Intuos3 A4. The process is largely the same for all the other tablets.
Also have a look at the TabletMod Youtube channel which has lots of additional how to videos and demos.
Is DIY for me?
It's a very personal choice. DIY is really for those that enjoy the pleasure of DIY. If after looking at the info on the site and the
videos you don't feel confident that you can do it yourself then this may not be a solution for your needs.
What happens to the pressure sensitivity?
All the properties of the Wacom tablet are retained, so pressure sensitivity remains as normal for your chosen tablet.
How do you modify the Wacom tablet?
Unless stated otherwise, the Wacom tablet is unmodified/unchanged so you preserve your warranty.
How do you connect the LCD to the tablet.
The LCD and Tablet are not connected – see the how to videos: http://www.TabletMod.com/HowTos.html
How bad is the jitter/interference?
Have a look at this video which shows the degree of jitter and a work around.
Also have a look at the bottom of this page www.TabletMod.com/Extras.html
Some people get no jitter at all. It seems that interference in these builds might be due to noise in local residential electrical
wiring. Also cintiqs may suffer with this problem too – it is not surprising that it may occur in DIY builds.
Things you can do to reduce interference:
Using the optimal resolution for your LCD screen.
Experiment with the refresh rates - sometimes higher rates reduce jitter.
Read the Wacom manual for your tablet for additional solutions to interference.
Increase the "hardness" of your pen tip in the Wacom control panel.
Random clicks are often right-mouse clicks, so in the Wacom control panel, move the right click to the second pen button and
disable the first pen button. Or use the “press and click” setting to use these buttons
Set your tablet to “recognition” (double click your tablet icon in the tablet properties) - tip courtesy of 1manstudio.net .
Some simple shielding : measure two layers of regular tin foil to fit behind the tablet. You will need to insulate this foil (on both
sides) with layers of tape or a sheet of paper in the same way that the panel circuit board needs insulating ( Look at this video
from 1:24 for an explanation). It appears that there are tablets out there that operate at a frequency that require shielding from
Try using your DIY Cintiq on a different computer.
Use a VGA/DVI connector
Interference can also be caused by a faulty LCD power supply, so get it tested if the
simple solutions fail.
Shielding the various PCBs - check forum.bongofish.co.uk.
Grounding the PCBs - Check forum.bongofish.co.uk
Note that none of the builds shown on this site required any grounding.
Which other tablets can I use to do this?
Wacoms are generally the best, you'd need to experiment with others to see if they work. We have not successfully tested other
brands. Check out forum.bongofish.co.uk for answers to working with other tablets.
I'm left handed, can I use your Intuos4 Kit?
Yes, flip the design file horizontaly and you're good to go. Check that all the non cutting line engraving is where you want it.
Then, simply assemble your enclosure by swapping over the left and right side panels of the enclosure.
Can you make one for me?
Sorry, unfortunately TabletMod is not a manufacturer, we only provide parts so you can do it yourself :) The idea behind this is
so that anyone can do it – take your time, use common sense. If you get stuck, drop us an e-mail, we'll be happy to help.
Can the completed build be mounted on an Ergotron LX Arm?
I see in the video that it is mounted on a glass desk was any rubber padding added between the clamp and glass I
am worried my quarter inch tempered glass my not be able to support it?
There is no rubber padding – what can be seen in the video is under the glass desk. Contact Ergotron for information about
What is the approximate stretch of Ergotron MX .
When mounted with the complete build angled at approx 45 degrees and the arm stretched out, the bottom of the drawing area
is about 28 inches from the edge of the desk. When the screen is upright with arm fully stretched out, it's about 24 inches.
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