Archive for September, 2008

MT Update

September 14, 2008

As I said previously, I’ve been playing around with lighting for my MTmini…angled light=bad shadows, too much light=washed out, not enough light=no blobs…I found that using lights that are angled upwards and reflect off the ceiling tend to work the best-fairly bright lights, but angled completely away from the device. Shining light directly down upon it doesn’t work too badly either, but like angled lights, your entire finger (as opposed to just your fingertips), are shadowed more than if indirect lights were used. SmokeDemo works like a charm for me now, nice accurate smokes.

Of course, with a larger scale setup, lights would need to be inside the actual device, for Rear DI and FTIR.

I found some nice LCD schematics here: bit-tech.net | How CRT and LCD monitors work and here: 8512143_LCD_Disassembly_Gde.pdf (application/pdf Object) . Coupled with some guidance I found on several blogs, I think I have enough info on disassembling my LCD monitor, which I should be able to start taking apart shortly. I will most probably be using an old Sony LCD monitor, specifically the SDM-S81 (18″). It is partially working…its having some issues…it blinks off and on every minute or two, but for now, that’s not a problem.