Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 929
Satoshi
ECelica Staff
Satoshi Nov 16, 12:57pm - #3636 
2000 RED Toyota Celica GTS
ECelica Staff
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 929
Japan
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.

, Linked Image

Satoshi from JAPAN
[Linked Image]
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 500
darkduwende
the dark elf
darkduwende Nov 16, 4:06pm - #3637 

the dark elf
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 500
ontario, ohio
NICE! any close up pics?

sponsors: ignited / nitrous express / rotora / extreme dimensions / twm / corbeau
gusto kong bumaet pero di ko magawa!
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 929
Satoshi
ECelica Staff
Satoshi Nov 16, 4:17pm - #3638 
2000 RED Toyota Celica GTS
ECelica Staff
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 929
Japan
Thanx, (...sorry for bad picture)

Linked Image Linked Image

Satoshi from JAPAN
[Linked Image]
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 209
eNinja
Member
eNinja Nov 16, 10:35pm - #3639 

Member
2002 Toyota Celica

Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 209
san antonio, texas
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.
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 929
Satoshi
ECelica Staff
Satoshi Nov 20, 3:03pm - #3640 
2000 RED Toyota Celica GTS
ECelica Staff
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 929
Japan
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.
Linked Image

Satoshi from JAPAN
[Linked Image]
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 6,007
isaac
ECelica Admin
isaac Nov 20, 3:50pm - #3641 
2001 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica GT
ECelica Admin
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 6,007
Los Angeles, CA
WOW - THATS HOT shocked

thumbsup thumbsup

[Linked Image]
It's not just your imagination...
Your day really does go by twice as fast while on EverythingCelica.com
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 127
AM03GT
Member
AM03GT Nov 21, 8:48am - #3642 
Member

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 127
Los Angeles
that IS nice... hehe mind writing up a little DIY guide for us wink ?

[Linked Image]
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 3,295
Steven
ECelica Staff
Steven Nov 21, 12:35am - #3643 
2001 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica GTS
ECelica Staff
2001 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 3,295
Riverside, CA
AWESOME!!! thumbsup

**DONOTDELETE**
Unregistered
Anonymous Nov 27, 4:46pm - #3644 
Unregistered



Where can we get the OHP & PPP sheet anyways??
Will it come out better if it is printed from color lazer printer??
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 929
Satoshi
ECelica Staff
Satoshi Nov 28, 9:31am - #3645 
2000 RED Toyota Celica GTS
ECelica Staff
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 929
Japan
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.

Satoshi from JAPAN
[Linked Image]
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 17
blitz_GT
Member
blitz_GT Nov 28, 4:22pm - #3646 
Member

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 17
heaven of celica ~
i want to make a custom gauge face
but can someone tell me what is PPP sheet and OHP sheet ??

[ 11-28-2002, 08:23 AM: Message edited by: blitz_GT ]
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 929
Satoshi
ECelica Staff
Satoshi Nov 28, 4:51pm - #3647 
2000 RED Toyota Celica GTS
ECelica Staff
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 929
Japan
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...

Satoshi from JAPAN
[Linked Image]

**DONOTDELETE**
Unregistered
Anonymous Nov 29, 11:33am - #3648 
Unregistered



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??
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 517
verano
Boba Juice!
verano Nov 29, 3:31pm - #3649 

Boba Juice!
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 517
Anaheim, CA
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?
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 929
Satoshi
ECelica Staff
Satoshi Nov 30, 10:47am - #3650 
2000 RED Toyota Celica GTS
ECelica Staff
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 929
Japan
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.

Satoshi from JAPAN
[Linked Image]

**DONOTDELETE**
Unregistered
Anonymous Nov 30, 9:33pm - #3651 
Unregistered



One word: AWESOME! grin

I'm definitely gonna try this soon!
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 15
CarbonB Celica
Member
CarbonB Celica Dec 1, 4:21am - #3652 
Member

Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 15
Stockton
looks great, wonder if i can make it...
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 15
CarbonB Celica
Member
CarbonB Celica Dec 1, 4:26am - #3653 
Member

Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 15
Stockton
btw, what DPI ink did you use?
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 929
Satoshi
ECelica Staff
Satoshi Dec 1, 6:47am - #3654 
2000 RED Toyota Celica GTS
ECelica Staff
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 929
Japan
It is quit normal and easy. I use genuine color ink for my printer by EPSON corp.

Satoshi from JAPAN
[Linked Image]
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3
Noidea20
New Member
Noidea20 Dec 2, 3:10am - #3655 
New Member

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3
NYC
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
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 929
Satoshi
ECelica Staff
Satoshi Dec 2, 6:07am - #3656 
2000 RED Toyota Celica GTS
ECelica Staff
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 929
Japan
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)

Satoshi from JAPAN
[Linked Image]
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 15
CarbonB Celica
Member
CarbonB Celica Dec 11, 12:09am - #3657 
Member

Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 15
Stockton
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.
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 929
Satoshi
ECelica Staff
Satoshi Dec 11, 12:15am - #3658 
2000 RED Toyota Celica GTS
ECelica Staff
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 929
Japan
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...
Linked Image

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

Satoshi from JAPAN
[Linked Image]
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 15
CarbonB Celica
Member
CarbonB Celica Dec 11, 12:24am - #3659 
Member

Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 15
Stockton
ahh ok thanks
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 673
XxMerlinxX
Senior Member
XxMerlinxX Dec 11, 5:22am - #3660 
2000 Silver Toyota Celica
Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 673
Hartsville/Greenwood, SC
Just wanted to say... Satoshi's the man. Keep it up, Satoshi. thumbsup

[Linked Image]
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 102
t12ansf0rmer
Member
t12ansf0rmer Dec 16, 9:37pm - #3661 

Member
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 102
Anaheim/Palmdale/Whatever
where can you buy all this paper shiet at?

[Linked Image]

**DONOTDELETE**
Unregistered
Anonymous Dec 17, 11:27am - #3662 
Unregistered



Try office depot
Join the conversation - Register now or Sign in to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Customize Your Toyota CelicaPrivacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2016