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Using X60 tablet as an external monitor for drawing? (Ala cintiq)

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Using X60 tablet as an external monitor for drawing? (Ala cintiq)

#1 Post by Awanis » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:39 am

Hello.

I use my x60 tablet for drawing. My question is, if it is possible somehow to use it as an external monitor of my rig and draw in it (Just like a cintiq)?

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Re: Using X60 tablet as an external monitor for drawing? (Ala cintiq)

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:02 am

I've done a bit of research on this, and IIRC it's possible, but you have to remove the entire lid from the rest of the laptop, hook up the screen to an LCD controller board so it becomes a standalone monitor, then start digging through http://forum.bongofish.co.uk/ for ideas how to hook up the digitizer to USB microcontroller (I think it was a Teensy).
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Re: Using X60 tablet as an external monitor for drawing? (Ala cintiq)

#3 Post by Awanis » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:05 am

axur-delmeria wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:02 am
I've done a bit of research on this, and IIRC it's possible, but you have to remove the entire lid from the rest of the laptop, hook up the screen to an LCD controller board so it becomes a standalone monitor, then start digging through http://forum.bongofish.co.uk/ for ideas how to hook up the digitizer to USB microcontroller (I think it was a Teensy).
darn, that looks like a lot of trouble. i was hoping for some way via software. just like "Easy canvas" or "Astropad" for the Ipad.

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Re: Using X60 tablet as an external monitor for drawing? (Ala cintiq)

#4 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:29 am

Awanis wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:05 am
axur-delmeria wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:02 am
I've done a bit of research on this, and IIRC it's possible, but you have to remove the entire lid from the rest of the laptop, hook up the screen to an LCD controller board so it becomes a standalone monitor, then start digging through http://forum.bongofish.co.uk/ for ideas how to hook up the digitizer to USB microcontroller (I think it was a Teensy).
darn, that looks like a lot of trouble. i was hoping for some way via software. just like "Easy canvas" or "Astropad" for the Ipad.
I tried some mpuse sharing software with my X230T to do the same thing. Said screw it and put Adobe Flash on my X230T....then realized I couldn't draw to save my soul :lol: !
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The efficiency of two screens equally sized with equal numbers if pixels are equal. The time spent by a 4:3 user complaining about 16:9 is proportional to the inefficiency working with a 16:9 display, therefore the amount of useful work extracted is equal.

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