This Instructable will cover how to make your own DIY Cintiq made from a Wacom Intuos3 XL and a Dell 21" Monitor. It will also show how I integrated the finished tablet into a custom made digital drafting table(along with a few accessories.
I am submitting this Instructable in the hopes that anyone who wants a Cintiq and has an Intuos can have a clear and documented way of doing so. I love making DIY Cintiq's and it is the first of many to come.
I also am speeding up this Instructable to make it for the Full Spectrum laser contest so that I can put that laser and 3D printer(hopefully) to work making DIY Cintiqs. It would greatly help to make universal files for DIY Cintiqs of all sizes to be made with laser cut cases and fitted, tested hardware.
....Now on to the good stuff. :)
Step 1: Parts and Tools Used
The inspiration and ideas used in this instructable were started by the folks over at http://forum.bongofish.co.uk/.
There you can find compatible monitors for this project and a lot of invaluable knowledge related to DIY Cintiqs.
Monitor Used: Dell ST2220L 21" LED Monitor
Wacom Intuos3 XL
2 X 2 Watt 4 Ohm Class D Audio Amplifier Board - PAM8803 2W(Optional)
Manhattan 161435 2600 Series Speaker System(Optional)
IDE Cable Rainbow Colored-
Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil (the kind used for food)
Copper Tape (Optional)
Hot Glue Gun and Glue
Double Sided Stick Tape
3M Carbon Fiber Vinyl (Optional)
Dremel Rotary Tool (more powerful=better)
Dremel Cutting Wheel
Dremel Drill bits
Various Metal files(If using Aluminum Casing)
Duck Plyers (If using Aluminum Casing)
Clamps(If using Aluminum Casing)
Rubber Hammer(If using Aluminum Casing)
Step 2: Parts Continued
Digital Desk Easel
(thats what I call it)
An Existing Desk
2x4(dependent on desk size)
2x2(dependent on desk size)
Closet sized Dowel (dependent on desk size)
Table Saw (or have your wood cut at the store like I did)
Wood Stain (Optional)
Various Nuts, Bolts and Washers( dependent on wood used)