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Nov 16, 5:57am - #3636 
DIY gauge panel

I built a completely new gauge panel using an OHP & PPP sheet, my PC and ink-jet-printer. Of course there are much to be improvedI like it.

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Nov 16, 9:06am - #3637 
NICE! any close up pics?


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Thanx, (...sorry for bad picture)

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Nov 16, 3:35pm - #3639 
very nice! thumbsup ive considered doing the same thing but i wouldnt know where to start. i make graphics too. maybe we could work on gauge faces together? heh. if you make more, be sure to post em. id love to see them.

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Nov 20, 8:03am - #3640 
With some modifications in bulding, the light looks much uniform as below.
I use OHP sheet + PPP sheet + half-transparent paper to build it, which diffuse the LED light.
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Nov 20, 8:50am - #3641 
WOW - THATS HOT shocked

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Nov 21, 1:48am - #3642 
that IS nice... hehe mind writing up a little DIY guide for us wink ?


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Nov 20, 5:35pm - #3643 
AWESOME!!! thumbsup


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Nov 27, 9:46am - #3644 
Where can we get the OHP & PPP sheet anyways??
Will it come out better if it is printed from color lazer printer??

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Nov 28, 2:31am - #3645 
I think the quality of ink-jet printer is enough, not so different from lazer printer. Printable OHP sheet is sold in PC shop, and I bought PPP sheet in DIY shop in Japan.

Anyway, I am trying for further improvement.


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Nov 28, 9:22am - #3646 
i want to make a custom gauge face
but can someone tell me what is PPP sheet and OHP sheet ??

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Nov 28, 9:51am - #3647 
OHP sheet...
printable sheet for Over-Head-Projector (is it Japanese English?,,, if so ,, sorry)
It is clear, transparent, easy to handle, and made by PET (chemical name).
I used OHP sheets manufactured by EPSON corp.

PPP sheet...
PPP is chemical material name.
It is half-transparent.

I will upload the details into my web later...


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Nov 29, 4:33am - #3648 
Oh.. it's the clear plastic...
At school where use those to write it on the projector...
Duh... pretty simple stuff...

Can you upload the high resolution scan image of the gauge face??

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Nov 29, 8:31am - #3649 
i think the clear transparent plastic is called "ACETATE"...is that right?and satoshi can you email the gauge that you made...waht software did you used?

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Nov 30, 3:47am - #3650 
Thanks for reply.
I upload more details in my web...

http://plaza.umin.ac.jp/~satoshi/mod05.html

I made face using "WORD", and the document files can be downloaded from my web. I wish someone made good face design.


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Nov 30, 2:33pm - #3651 
One word: AWESOME! grin

I'm definitely gonna try this soon!

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Nov 30, 9:21pm - #3652 
looks great, wonder if i can make it...

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Nov 30, 9:26pm - #3653 
btw, what DPI ink did you use?

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Nov 30, 11:47pm - #3654 
It is quit normal and easy. I use genuine color ink for my printer by EPSON corp.


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Dec 1, 8:10pm - #3655 
Looks great. From your website how did you glue the sheets together. Does anybody have a design for MPH. I mean you know for the US. So you scan ur gauge to started out the design? I mean this is great if we can make our own gauges but from ur website i got a little confuse like how you put all the sheet together. Thanks ans again great look. thumbsup

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Dec 1, 11:07pm - #3656 
Thanx. The procedure is very simple. You can use any adhesive agents for plastic, without reducing transparency. I am waiting for someone to make much sophisticated design (will you make it for me?).
I forgot writing making the needle stopper. It is easy, just stick earring from back of the face. (haha)


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Dec 10, 5:09pm - #3657 
satoshi...do you knwo if there's a different name i could look for PPP paper for? i've looked in office supply stores but they didnt know what it is.

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Dec 10, 5:15pm - #3658 
Any half-transparent plastic sheet with the 0.5-1.0mm thickness will do well.
PPP is 3-(3-hydroxyphenyl)-Nn- propyl piperidine ((+/-)-3-PPP), chemical name.

I use this sheet...
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Or you can make the same one by sanding the transparent PET sheet.


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ahh ok thanks

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Dec 10, 10:22pm - #3660 
Just wanted to say... Satoshi's the man. Keep it up, Satoshi. thumbsup


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Dec 16, 2:37pm - #3661 
where can you buy all this paper shiet at?


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