When using a graphic tablet, you need to be very careful with the pen. I was convinced of this on my own sad experience (as usual ).
Here is this little cute tablet:
Once, when I was trying to portray myself as an artist, I dropped my pen from the tablet to the floor. As it turned out, it was a disaster: the pen did not draw any more, well, it drew — the line was always drawn, you could not even touch the surface of the tablet.
The pen is very easy to disassemble, the main thing is not to forget to first extract the rocking key
No external damage, except a broken capacitor . But the impact of the fall could not have been so strong as to break the SMD capacitor, rather I damaged it during disassembly.
I contacted Huion’s support service and they were so responsive that they contacted the engineers who explained to me that this capacitor can not affect the pen so much. They advised us to send the pen to the nearest service center for repair.
After some time I got a new pen (), a small oscilloscope and a few inductances (10 Henry) and proceeded to investigate the mechanism of the pen.
These measurements are summarized in the table:
|near button||7.86 kHz|
|far button||16 kHz|
Now it became clear why my pen constantly draws: it just radiates at a frequency corresponding to pressing the tablet.
To figure out how to fix a pen, we’ll draw a simple model:
This is an oscillating circuit whose resonance frequency is determined by the formula:
To change the frequency it is necessary to increase either the inductance or the capacity . I tried to change the inductance by rotating the coil, but it ended up with a wire break (When you solder these wires, put paper or something to not melt the coil frame.)
So let’s move on to changing the capacity. I need to reduce the frequency from 8kHz to 4kHz, for this I’ll try to connect another capacitor in parallel with the inductor:
I soldered the first capacitor, which is suitable.
Look closer (100 pF):
I use the battery (temporarily soldered because I’m tired of pressing it) and try the pen on the tablet:
Here you need to look at the reaction to a different force of pressure
It is necessary to isolate the capacitor by a piece of film in order to avoid unnecessary closures. Also it is necessary to throw out this lever for buttons since I never use them, and is missing .