Need to make a new dial scale - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > General Interest > Everything Else

Everything Else Anything related to audio / video / electronics etc) BUT remember- we have many new forums where your thread may now fit! .... Parts, Equipment & Tools, Construction Tips, Software Tools......

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 29th September 2006, 08:21 PM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Default Need to make a new dial scale

I purchased a used HP meter that arrived showing a partial acale.

Some of the numbers and marks were gone from the face. I do have a different model with the same face but in good condition.

The question is can a take a digital photo of the unblemished face and print it so it can be pasted on top of the old face?
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th September 2006, 08:26 PM   #2
poobah is offline poobah  United States
diyAudio Member
 
poobah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Why not?

You can evem buy white vinyl that you can run through your laser or whatever.

  Reply With Quote
Old 29th September 2006, 08:28 PM   #3
SY is offline SY  United States
diyAudio Moderator
 
SY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicagoland
Blog Entries: 1
Yes, that's an old trick that I first saw in my 1966 edition of The Radio Amateur's Handbook. Other than the digital photograph part- this was a LONG time ago, when I was a lad and dinosaurs ruled the earth. They used photostats.
__________________
And while they may not be as strong as apes, don't lock eyes with 'em, don't do it. Puts 'em on edge. They might go into berzerker mode; come at you like a whirling dervish, all fists and elbows.
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th September 2006, 08:32 PM   #4
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Ah yes I remember the dinosaurs also. I'll bet that makes us both over 50.
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th September 2006, 08:34 PM   #5
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Any ideas as to what software it would take to get the scale correct?
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th September 2006, 08:38 PM   #6
SY is offline SY  United States
diyAudio Moderator
 
SY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicagoland
Blog Entries: 1
If you're manipulating a photo, I'd think something like Fireworks or Photoshop would let you scale things properly.
__________________
And while they may not be as strong as apes, don't lock eyes with 'em, don't do it. Puts 'em on edge. They might go into berzerker mode; come at you like a whirling dervish, all fists and elbows.
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th September 2006, 08:40 PM   #7
poobah is offline poobah  United States
diyAudio Member
 
poobah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
There should be a scale option in the print window of just about any photo program.

If you want be slick... place a ruler right alongside the dial face before you snap the photo!

  Reply With Quote
Old 30th September 2006, 05:18 AM   #8
Ron E is offline Ron E  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Ron E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA, MN
I bet if you look at it and think for a few minutes, you can come up with a formula for the angles and draw it in a CAD program.

Some CAD will otherwise allow you to insert a picture and trace it - then print it to exact scale.

Post your picture.
__________________
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works. --Carl Sagan
Armaments, universal debt, and planned obsolescence--those are the three pillars of Western prosperity. Aldous Huxley
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
90 % completed - not dial-up friendly Madmike2 Car Audio 11 20th October 2007 05:29 AM
Could I make a 1/4 scale Altec 828 A7 cabinet... Cal Weldon Multi-Way 7 28th May 2004 04:46 AM
for Sale: Doepfer Pocket Dial SE neodjandre Swap Meet 1 22nd March 2004 12:32 AM
A Scale and C Scale conversion Rancid Everything Else 1 19th March 2004 02:01 AM
jog dial Bernhard Digital Source 0 27th January 2004 10:52 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:28 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2