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DIY gauge panel #3636 Nov 16, 5:57am Nov 16, 5:57am
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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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Re: DIY gauge panel [Re: Satoshi] #3637 Nov 16, 9:06am Nov 16, 9:06am
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NICE! any close up pics?


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Re: DIY gauge panel [Re: darkduwende] #3638 Nov 16, 9:17am Nov 16, 9:17am
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Thanx, (...sorry for bad picture)

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Re: DIY gauge panel [Re: Satoshi] #3639 Nov 16, 3:35pm Nov 16, 3:35pm
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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.

Re: DIY gauge panel [Re: eNinja] #3640 Nov 20, 8:03am Nov 20, 8:03am
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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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Re: DIY gauge panel [Re: Satoshi] #3641 Nov 20, 8:50am Nov 20, 8:50am
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WOW - THATS HOT shocked

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Re: DIY gauge panel [Re: isaac] #3642 Nov 21, 1:48am Nov 21, 1:48am
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that IS nice... hehe mind writing up a little DIY guide for us wink ?


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Re: DIY gauge panel [Re: AM03GT] #3643 Nov 20, 5:35pm Nov 20, 5:35pm
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AWESOME!!! thumbsup

Re: DIY gauge panel [Re: Steven] #3644 Nov 27, 9:46am Nov 27, 9:46am

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

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Re: DIY gauge panel [Re: blitz_GT] #3647 Nov 28, 9:51am Nov 28, 9:51am
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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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Re: DIY gauge panel [Re: Satoshi] #3648 Nov 29, 4:33am Nov 29, 4:33am

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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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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?

Re: DIY gauge panel [Re: verano] #3650 Nov 30, 3:47am Nov 30, 3:47am
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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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One word: AWESOME! grin

I'm definitely gonna try this soon!

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looks great, wonder if i can make it...

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btw, what DPI ink did you use?

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It is quit normal and easy. I use genuine color ink for my printer by EPSON corp.


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Re: DIY gauge panel [Re: Satoshi] #3655 Dec 1, 8:10pm Dec 1, 8:10pm
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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

Re: DIY gauge panel [Re: Noidea20] #3656 Dec 1, 11:07pm Dec 1, 11:07pm
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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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Re: DIY gauge panel [Re: Satoshi] #3657 Dec 10, 5:09pm Dec 10, 5:09pm
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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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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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Re: DIY gauge panel [Re: Satoshi] #3659 Dec 10, 5:24pm Dec 10, 5:24pm
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ahh ok thanks

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Just wanted to say... Satoshi's the man. Keep it up, Satoshi. thumbsup


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Re: DIY gauge panel [Re: XxMerlinxX] #3661 Dec 16, 2:37pm Dec 16, 2:37pm
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where can you buy all this paper shiet at?


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