diy tablet

Hello all i was wondering if anyone knows if i can use the monitor and digitizer in an android tablet on a Intel atom moboard? basically I'm wanting to turn my 10" android tablet into a windows tablet with capacitive touch.

Topic by skullkeeper80   |  last reply


Motorized tablet

Hi I want to put my nexus 7 into my car but i need to access to my factory radio behind my tablet. So i think about making motorized panel like this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfOm4K8EeHM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL6PxvwuIyM But i don't understand how make that ? What kind of motors  ? Actuator ? Thank !

Topic by Hydr0   |  last reply


Apple Tablet

So what's everybody heard about it? think it'll just be a large ipod touch or could it replace my laptop?

Topic by wuguwa   |  last reply


tablet pc

What would it take to install a tablet pc screen onto a regular laptop? or what would it take to convert a tablet pc screen to a usb tablet ? (maybe a dvi port to display on it and a usb to allow for the input from the screen?)

Topic by evillordnikon   |  last reply


Ipad or Tablet

What do you think is better ipad 2 or samsung galaxy tab 10.1 give reason

Topic by bigryanj   |  last reply


blackberry tablet

Help! Is there a blackberry book for dumbies? I swiped all the information off my blackberry and can't get it to reconnect. Where is the best place to find troubleshooting problems for a  blackberry tablet or an easy to understand video?

Topic by p0llyw0lly   |  last reply


Choice of tablet?

I have decided that I need a tablet computer for work purposes - I want to be able to have my desk-based PC running the interactive whiteboard, whilst having sensitive data (such as markbooks, registers and internal emails) on the tablet. I would also be able to have images and data on the tablet screen for small group work, without having to disrupt the rest of the class. I own an iPod, and have played with an iPad at an Apple store, and borrowed a friend's iPad, so I know it will do the job for me. What about Windows / Android tablets, though? The last Android device I used was very glitchy, but that was a year ago.  Has it gotten as stable as iOS? Of specific interest, do Windows or Android tablets start up from standby as fast an an iPad?  If they're slow, I might as well dig out my netbook.

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


Tablet Help?

I recently purchased a used pandigital novel tablet. Unfortunately it has some problems. The most major of these is that some of the aplications don't work. The really critical one that doesn't work is the "ES File Explorer" which is what lets me do almost all of the app management and the fike system options. When the icon is tapped it brings up a notification that the "application is not installes on your phone" I think the problem is that when the OS (Android 2.0 by the way) was installed the I cons were placed on the home page but the Aplication wasn't installed. I have downloaded the .APK aplication file for the ES file explorer on another computer and copied it to the 1 GB SD card. But I can't move the APK file onto the tablet internal storage from the SD card because I don't have a file manager installed. I canpt access the tablets internal memory when it is plugged into the computer. The computer just looks at the tablet as a card reader for the SD card. Also some other aplications don't work. These include: Office suite QVC Sam Slide application store. If someone could please please help me I would be ery happy if you neeed more info just ask. thanks.

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hacking a tablet

Hey everyone. I am shopping for a wacom tablet to use a stylus to ease photo editing, for which I use a macbook pro. there are google tablets and other off brand tablets that have interactive screens for less than the wacom tablets. so, how could I get one of these devices to essentially do what the wacom tablet does, with all the benefits of the tablet itself- to aid my digital photography? It seems that it would be advantageous to just make use of the tablet (weather it be an ipad google tab or coby tablet) so I can plug my 50 d into it to display photos to people, instead of carrying around an irreplaceable macbook pro. And when Im editing at home, using a stylus to edit on the pad like you would with the plastic no screen wacoms. it seems you could set up as many hotkeys as you would want on the screen and  have the benefit of working accurately inside the photo, too. if this is a feasible idea , please, tell me how to hack it! or make it work. maybe have something that other photogs would use , too... much respect to my community, Scott Scottedwards33@gmail.com

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Cintiq/Lcd Tablet

Is it possible to make a replacement screen for a tablet pc to be a cintiq-like external display tablet? I've seen replacement screens available on eBay as well as tablets that are missing components like hdd, keyboard, ram, etc which could be used to obtain said screen. This would not be a stand-alone device like a tablet, but a second display for either a desktop or a laptop that would function as a screen and tablet for input, a cintiq clone. Thanks

Topic by evillordnikon 


Tablet PC Cintiq

I was just wondering if its possible to connect a Tablet PC to a desktop to make it like a cintiq.

Topic by evillordnikon   |  last reply


Tablet as a field monitor?

Have anyone come across a tablet that would have a HDMI input? Or a hack to make one? I mean there are lots of 10" monitors but none of them have a screen as good as a cheap tablet.

Topic by DainiusG   |  last reply


Tablet buying advice?

I am planning on getting a tablet on EBAY I was wondering what people thought of this idea. The reason for this is that my MP3 player that I use a lot is dying. Also, I would like toplay around with a tablet and see what they are like. I was hopng to get a slightly older new or used tablet on EBAY. I don't want to pay any more then maybe 25 or 30 dollars. I know that sounds kind of low for a tablet, but I have seen some go for very low on EBAY. Thanks for any sugestions.

Question by nurdee1   |  last reply


Google Tablet Information

There seems to be quite a lot of buzz about the (rumored?) Google Tablet but I am unable to find any information that is all that useful like specifications, an official Google webpage for it, an official announcement of the product by google, etc. and so was wondering if anyone knew anything about it or had any links relating to the aforementioned topics.  If so, please post them here and this forum should help to clear up some of the frenzy and confusion surrounding the tablet.  Thanks!

Topic by UbuntuNinja 


Cloud Tablet for Education

I am a teacher and have seen a great deal of technology in education. Unfortunately most of the time it is poorly executed. The latest trend is tablets. I see schools getting iPad and I have to wonder if there is not a cheaper solution. One where we make tablets affordable and easy to use. I am not saying that the iPad is not an excellent tool, but it is very expensive and most of the teachers I work with would be lost with how to use it effectively. I think that the platform is excellent and that the iPad is the best you can get in its area. I would like to explore how a cloud based tablet would work in education. I know that with cloud computing you can use hardware that costs less with no problem. I have looked into Joli OS as a possible operating system for such a tablet, but I am an English teacher. I need help. Someone or several someones who can help me wrap my brain around the best way to do this. I have no experience in programming. I am very familiar with computers, but the learning curve with what I want to do it steep. I am looking for a partner to explore this idea. Failing that I would like some advice.

Topic by ehudwill   |  last reply


Can I combine a Wacom tablet with a samsung tablet?

I have a wacom drawing pad and I was wondering if its possible to hook it up to a regular samsung galaxy tab 2 somehow.

Question by monsterlego   |  last reply


How To Download SD card from camera to LG 8.3 LTE Tablet?

I have a digital camera with an SD card and can't get the pictures to download onto the tablet. When I connect the camera, it takes the table to the photo gallery but no option to download. I also tried the file manager and can't navigate to get the software to give me the option to download the pictures from the camera.  THe SD card is full size and doesn't have the option of removing the smaller card and inserting directly into the tablet.

Question by KimKettelhodt   |  last reply


Android, connect laptop to tablet?

I would like to manage my tablet via my laptop, at present it doesn't see anything except photos.

Question by bigbbubble   |  last reply


Using a Tablet like a Cintiq

I have done some searching around and can't for the life of me find out if anybody has done this or how to even go about starting. Basically I have a MBP that's super powerful, and an old Motion Computing 12' tablet that's...not.  I'd love to just plug in my tablet to my MBP and use my tablet like I would a Cintiq.  Is this even possible? 

Topic by bobsbarricades   |  last reply


arduino and android tablet question

 i want to buy a tablet, was on the verge of the ipad 2''i ,but saw that android is making nice with arduino. costco has the xoom wifi at a decent price, any suggestions or should i just get tthe ipad2 for now and maybe a cheap archos android 2.1 for arduino projects, or unlocked android on t mobile freqs, now that i think they have  data prepay cards. ideas.

Question by escapefromyonkers   |  last reply


Graphics Tablet Handwriting Recognition?

Hi, I have just recieved a Tust slimline design TB-5300, I have set it up, really easily, and I was wondering about hand writing recognition. I went to: Control panel> Date, Time, language and regional> regional and language> Languages> Details> Add. And it was not possible to select handwriting recognition. So I went My computer> add or remove programs> Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003> change> add or remove features> selected "Choose advanced"> Next> Office shared features> Alternative User Input> Handwriting> Run from my computer> update. It came with the computer so I didn't have to insert a disk. I still can't select "handwriting recognition. Please help, Nutrition Man AKA Flannel UK

Question by NatNoBrains   |  last reply


Tablet PC From Netbook? Answered

Hello Everyone :) I'm new to this community, though I'm not new to DIY projects. I hope somebody can help me out, I need some help with a proposed project of mine.  I have an old Acer Aspire one 751h and it's an 11.6 inch netbook, LED screen, and I'm willing to tear it down to make a windows tablet. I know I need a touch screen kit, but I need help choosing one, I don't mind resistive ( I know it's very hard to find a multi touch 11.6 inch touch screen kit) In fact, I would say I would prefer ressistive as It's cheaper. One more thing, is it possible to use a larger touchscreen on a smaller screen and then calibrate it? as long as it's the same aspect ratio? For the tablet case/ body, inverting the screen and using the original Acer aspire one 751h case isn't hard, but if it's possible to use perspex or a material like that ( no carbon fibre please) I would like a few pointers. I don't mind the tablet having a rectangular feel/ look, as long as it's easy and practical to build. I also have an old  8x6 inch graphics tablet with 1024 levels of sensitivity, is there any way I can use this along with the touchsreen for input? Like behind the screen.  The netbook runs Full HD content and windows 7 fine and has a 16:9 aspect ratio screen, one of the reasons I'm keen on the project . Thanks a lot ! :) 

Question by Nimer11   |  last reply


Where to categorize a tablet stand?

Hi. Where should I categorize a stand for a tablet? I did it on life hacks but not sure about it. Thank you.

Topic by SalvadorM10   |  last reply


idea for a cheap graphics tablet

I thought of an idea for a cheap graphics tablet type devicefirst read these 2 pagescathode ray timinglight penthe idea is to find a way to rig up a light pen(i don't think they sell them any more) and to use a cheap 5in b/w tv as the surface or mount a crt monitor in a cabinet at a drawing desk angle please give me feed back

Topic by clasic_traveller_diehard   |  last reply


Android tablet vs YouTube Answered

Fewer and fewer YouTube videos (such as those embedded here) are working on my Android tablet. I'll see the usual frame image, but as soon as I hit play, more and more of them just become black rectangles. It's not the videos themselves, as they play on a Windows netbook or an iPod, or in the Photon browser I just downloaded. Has YouTube changed the way it plays videos,  or has Android been updated in a way that is not YouTube friendly? I want to keep using the Android browser, rather than the Photon, partly because all my bookmarks are in the defsult browser, and partly because Photon is horrible to use.

Question by Kiteman   |  last reply


MY Tablets backlight went out!

My tablets backlight just went out i have a stylistic st5020d , does anyone know how i oculd fix it? im out of ideas

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How to make home-made wifi-web-tablet ?

How to make home-made wifi-web-tablet ? I have every opportunity...:)but I do not know...

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How do I open my Nextbook Aries 8 tablet?

PLEASE GIVE ME COMPLETE INSTRUCTIOINS TO REMOVE AND REINSTALL  THE BATTERY.

Question by apcast   |  last reply


LCD Tablet Idea: NEED HELP!

Hey all, first time posting on this forum. I'm a skilled computer builder/all around good handyman with pretty much anything, and last night, i had a laptop laying around, so I decided to dismantle it. So cool, I took apart my first laptop, that was fun- but what to do now? Well, I mean, who doesn't want one of these? I mean, honestly, that would probably be the greatest thing I could ever own. Alas, I have a basic, $100 tablet from Genius. It's fine for my needs, although, probably not as accurate as some of the $300+ ones from Wacom, but I liked this one. It's very thin, and quite large (almost 14 inches diagonally). Anyway, if you haven't figured out where i'm going, I'll inform you. After disassembling every component of the display (which i believe was my mistake) and I put the guts of my tablet behind the last layer of the screen, closed it all back up, and wrote on it, and it worked fine as a tablet, but when I tried to hook it back up to the laptop and boot it, to see if the display worked, it booted once, didn't display anything, shut itself down, and that was the end of that. Now, I did a terrible job dismantling my first laptop, so I'm gonna make sure I do a good job with the next one, but I need to know what you guys think, if you could save me any troubles that I might face along the way, please help me! lol, also, I will update this with pics as I go through the process. Sorry, this post is just a culmination of ideas, and not so much a logical text.EDIT: I was kinda trying to combine THIS and THISSECOND EDIT: I came across another laptop, this one even older. I think I decided it's going to be a lot easier (and more practical) to do it with a LCD PC display, and not a laptop. Regardless, here is where I am right now, and I have a few questions:Can I take the actual screen apart? I did with the last one, so I know what the insides look like, I just don't know if I shoulda done that. Anyway, like I said, or I might not have, the tablet behind the screen works. I put it in as the very last layer inside the casing, before the final thin sheet of white plastic that is taped to t he back, and it worked just fine. I would like to do that again, but what must I do to ensure that the screen will work again? If you don't have the answers I seek, please refer me to a good forum that I can become a member of and get some good solid advice, because the internet does not have much information on this subject, I guess not many people try this?

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how can i make a drawing tablet and pen for pc from a optical or laser mouse?

Ive been trying to figure out a way to make a graphics tablet with a pen for photo shop& gimp using either an optical mouse or a laser mouse . think i just about have it figured out . i would just like to have some input to see what you guys think

Question by mr.gray   |  last reply


i need to make a case for a tablet, i though of abs plastic, or carbon fiber, any sugestion would be good, thanks?

I´m trying to make a tablet out of a old laptop, going to put a touchscreen, so keyboard won't be needed, so i just have to mod the current case or make a new one, the laptop is a siemens fujitsu amilo pro v2000, i also don't need the cd reader. i´ll need to plug a usb touchscreen, but the connections part is all set up, so the problem now is the case and the os, any help will be apreciated, if the project takes off, i´ll make my first instructable, help please, and forgive my english please, i'm portuguese

Question by Ormazd   |  last reply


Why doesn't my blackberry playbook connect to the internet through our wifi?

My son bought me a blackberry tablet for Christmas.He set it up for me and since then I have wiped all the information off and he refuses to reconnect it for me. I'm at a loss can anyone help or suggest a website for trouble shooting problems. I've tried different ways to reconnect but no luck. I can't remember my password and I've tried entering the router pin they display. It just won't reconnect.We have a wireless router and I know it will not connect if the blue ray isn't on. I thought it would be easier then this. 

Question by p0llyw0lly   |  last reply


Can most drawing tablets hook up to a samsung tablet?

Can drawing tablets from walmartvhook up to a regulwr samsung tablet?

Question by AmayiaR   |  last reply


How to install the Instructable app on a tablet?

When using a tablet, the Instructables app is not available in the Google Play store. Is there a way to install it on a tablet?

Topic by d ata   |  last reply


Can i use an old tablet to do a tablet pc?

I've been looking info about somehow making a tablet pc with an old tablet(iview 760tpc) and a laptop that hats a broke screen(mini laptop vaio vpcm120al) but i haven't found any usefull information. Any one know if its somwhow possible? Sorry for my bad english

Question by Diegoestrada 



Single Punch Tablet Press Machine

Hi guys, My name is Joseph, and I am a student at the University of Maryland, studying management and marketing.  I was wondering if anyone has or knows of a company I could contact that uses single punch tablet press machines. My focus is on entrepreneurship and I have been working on designing a spherical tablet for flavoring water. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Regards, Joseph

Topic by dudeguy91 


Old tablet PC into wacom like external

So I have a old, half broken Acer tablet PC. (C314xmi, to be specific)My new asus laptop gets here in a few days, and I know I'm going to miss the tablet functionality. I was looking at WACOM external tablets, and saw they made ones that are LCD screens. But they're like $1000, for something pretty small compared to my 15" tablet. So I was wondering, can I take the screen off my tablet and turn it into an external monitor that I can also use as a tablet?So I was wondering if anyone has heard of someone doing this, done it themselves, or has any other info that might help me with my new summer project.And since you can find old tablets on ebay for like 300-400, this would be a cheap alternative to Wacom setups.Thanks!

Topic by jaXak   |  last reply


How to make a light graphic tablet?

Hi, im new here. I saw that this site has a lot to offer, but i cant find anything that can help me. What i want to make is a light graphics tablet ( not a PC tablet).  Stylus is used for drawing, and only one color can be used (black or something else, depends on background).  I dont want it to be software dependable, because you can only write on with stylus and erase what you've drawn with a button/rag/something third. Thanks for help in advance P.S. : Something like this but without all software http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glxVwCXTmeM&feature;=player_embedded#!

Question by mkereta   |  last reply


problem using instructables on tablet and cell phone

 Hi ,        Im having a problem using the instructables app and web page on my cell and tablet. Once i sign in  and go to the top right corner and click my picture for the drop down to go to my page of instructables or anything actually , It clicks on the   Tech shop tab instead like it by passes or doesnt see  the drop down choices ?

Topic by coolbeansbaby68   |  last reply


How to add Instructable to Collection on Tablet App?

I have recently installed the app on my tablet and for some reason I can't find any way of adding an Instructable to a collection. The only way round I've found is to favourite it, then go to my laptop and open it up and add to collection from there, which is a mad way to do things! Can anyone shed any light on this please? Many Thanks!

Question by TinkerJohn 


What should I buy to make a tablet?

I'm trying to build a tablet, I'm planning on making the case out of wood. I want to be anywhere from 10"-13". The tablet needs a usb port for plugging in a controller or mouse, a Hdmi port for plugging into a tv, a way to charge it, Wifi, memory need to be run by a sd card for weight and size, ram 4-8Gbs and bluetooth. I don't now what motherboard to get and where to buy a touch screen. I also want to be able to install any OS I want. I was thinking about getting a Raspberry pi but it wont allow me to install just any OS and the memory was too low. I also don't know what kind of wood I should buy for the case I want it to look cool, I'm also going to burn a logo on the back of the case.

Question by MP4 imitation   |  last reply


How do I make custom tablet nibs?

Back in October, I purchased a Genius EasyPen tablet. It only came with one tablet pen nib. It has lasted quite a bit, I guess, but I have noticed it is starting to reach its end. I have tried to buy some tablet nibs from the Genius website, but I couldn't purchase them for some reason. I guess the website's down or something, but I really can't wait much longer. I use my tablet quite a bit, so it would be a HUGE problem if I couldn't use it because I couldn't find nibs, so I thought I would make them. I heard you can make them out of toothpicks, but I don't know how to do it properly. Does one have a tutorial, especially focused around Genius pens? I would be forever grateful if someone would help me!!

Question by AwesomeKitten123   |  last reply


A plan to build my own firm on tablet-pc's

Hi,i am viplove from india. i belong to a middle-class family. i am an final year engineering student. i am really planning to build my own firm on tablet-pc's. i dont have any idea from where to start and what to do,i only have a plan in my mind. from where all the materials should be organised?? from where i bring money?? and how much this overall planning of mine will cost?? so,can i get some help from you in clearing by doubts????

Question by viplove12391   |  last reply


Tablet with dead battery: buy a new battery or create a dummy battery?

Hi guys, I have an android tablet with a dead battery so it won't turn on (it hangs on boot screen). Like cellphones and smartphone, if I use the tablet with the wall adapter and without the battery won't start. The battery is a 3.7 v, 22.2 Wh (6Ah) type, it's dimensions are 0.45 x 11.3 x 10.5 mm. So I have a choice: I can buy a new battery or create a dummy battery. I've searched ebay, amazon and other site but unluckily seems that I can't find a replacement battery (or find a seller that can ship a similar battery to italy). In the other hand, I don't know how to create a dummy battery. Can you help me with finding a replacement battery or teaching me how to create the dummy battery? Thanks in advance :)

Topic by FabrizioT   |  last reply


I just got a tablet! (Updated w/ my first drawing!)

Hooray! Happiness and Joy!Because of an....eventful.....(some awkward situations happened) achievement of mine, my parents bought me a tablet! It's a Genius G-Pen 450. So far, its been`awesome. I can't wait to use it in GIMP. I am currently making a drawing (Which I rarely, rarely do at home, I only draw at school) to try and color it.Just thought I'd share my happiness.And I won't talk about the achievement, because it's a bit too personal, and basically dangerous on teh internets, its academic related and its important.(UPDATE!:)My first drawing can be found here Please visit it! I would very much like the pageviews!!!! (Besides, it looks much better there). Feel free to add me on DeviantART if you'd like....

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Tablet PC into a wacom for desktop computer

Guess i ain't the first to ask this. But is there anyway to connect a Tablet PC to a desktop computer via usb or firewire, and use it as a Wacom tablet for drawing and writing? Any software or adapters to do this? Thanks!

Topic by dimension_55   |  last reply


Mobile phone screen

Hello,I'm wondering if I could connect any kind of lcd touchscreen on my broken galaxy s5neo mobile phone?Basically to turn it into a some kind of a tablet.Thank you for answers

Question by magdalenic.zlatko1   |  last reply