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DIY Kits For Turning A Standard Wacom Tablet Into A ‘Cintiq’

TabletMod (Image courtesy TabletMod.com)
By Andrew Liszewski

If you’ve ever lusted over one of Wacom’s LCD/tablet Cintiqs, but could never justify the $1,000+ price tag, perhaps $220-240 plus a little bit of elbow grease might seem like an affordable compromise. TabletMod.com is currently selling a DIY kit that turns a small collection of Wacom tablets, like the Intuos2 9×12, the Intuos3 A4 or the Intuos4 Large into fully functional Cintiq-like devices, minus all the polish and anti-fingerprint magic of the real thing.

The whole conversion process looks a little intense, and I’ll be honest, when you factor in the price of a large Wacom tablet, the kit itself, and the extra hardware you’ll need to buy like a laptop LCD display which isn’t included, you’re probably better off to just spring for one of the lower-end Cintiqs, instead of voiding a whole whack of warranties.

[ TabletMod.com ] VIA [ Hack a Day ]







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  • lez

    Just a correction, the process does not void your Wacom warranty. The whole point of it is to keep your cool intuos undamaged and to be easy for anyone without power tools or electronics knowledge. Plus, once you have all the parts, you can do it on a saturday morning – like a craft project. Check out the how to videos to see just how it's done.

  • http://fastforwardacademy.com/ enrolled agent exam

    Seems like a good idea… but I wonder if there's a way to make it look a little less, well, DIY. It's not exactly the most aesthetically pleasing contraption. :o)

  • Jessicat

    Yea I can see me not losing a Wacom and gaining a Cintiqs… I'd just end up shocking myself and losing a Wacom…

  • Jessicat

    Yea I can see me not losing a Wacom and gaining a Cintiqs… I'd just end up shocking myself and losing a Wacom…