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Author Topic: Another Antique Radio->Jukebox conversion (Finished!!!!!!)  (Read 12679 times)

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Re: Another Antique Radio->Jukebox conversion
« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2012, 10:22:46 pm »
Very nice and well thought out project...can't wait for more pics... :applaud:

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Re: Another Antique Radio->Jukebox conversion
« Reply #41 on: April 09, 2012, 11:00:06 pm »
Thanks for the comments!

I've actually finished the project (except for some screensaver software I'll hopefully be debuting in the next few weeks).

I'll be posting pics and (with any luck) a vid here very soon!

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Another Antique Radio->Jukebox conversion (Finished!!!!!)
« Reply #42 on: April 14, 2012, 07:58:02 pm »
Well, there are still a few minor software loose ends to tidy up (my context sensitive image slideshow screen saver isn't quite ready for deployment yet), but otherwise,

The Majestic, she is fini!

MajesticMovie.wmv


My production values aren't exactly stellar, but what can you do?

Overall, this was a fun project. A lot quicker than my other beast.

If I was to do it over again (and I very well might), I suspect I'd concentrate on a few key areas.

1) Just buy a real damn linear actuator and be done with it  :)
2) The amp I picked up is great, the speaker/sub combo, not as much. I think a Bose wave radio or car speakers and sub would sound better. Gryhnd had the right idea there.
3)  Use some slightly newer hardware. The old Mobo I used takes +forever+ just to recognize the harddrive. So boot up is a little slower than what I'd prefer.
4) Ask about the lighting kit before purchase. These lights were really easy to use and look great, BUT the sound activated element just didn't work as nicely as I'd have preferred. I've ended up just putting them on Cycle and done. At least for now.
5) I'd want to rethink how (or if) I'd hook up the UVMeters. They work, but because they're driven by sound level from the pc, if you turn the volume down, they barely move. If you adjust for that, then turn the volume up, they peg out the other direction.
But they do look nice on the cabinet!
6) Try to avoid a cabinet with fluted legs that need stripping and sanding. Good god, that was a pain.


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Re: Another Antique Radio->Jukebox conversion (Finished!!!!!!)
« Reply #43 on: April 14, 2012, 08:32:44 pm »
Looking at the touchscreen lift up made a smile break out on my face. That juke is straight out a Jules Verne novel!  :cheers:
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Re: Another Antique Radio->Jukebox conversion (Finished!!!!!!)
« Reply #44 on: April 14, 2012, 09:34:17 pm »
@yotsuya

Thanks! That was a big part of what drew me into this build. I love some kind of motion, and automated motion is even better.

I'd really have liked for the sides to swing open to reveal two great big speaker stacks pointed at you, but that wasn't in the cards for this unit.

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Re: Another Antique Radio->Jukebox conversion (Finished!!!!!!)
« Reply #45 on: April 14, 2012, 10:41:02 pm »
I love how it all turns on, too. It looks like you should be able to throw a switch and the whole thing would power up. Put some Tesla coils on that bad boy! :applaud:
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Re: Another Antique Radio->Jukebox conversion (Finished!!!!!!)
« Reply #46 on: April 14, 2012, 10:57:33 pm »
This is the classiest juke mod I've seen.  You have blended the old and the new with style and panache.  Amazing work and great job giving new life to a beautiful piece.   :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: Outstanding job.

I face palmed the video intro.  Final countdown homage was hilarious, well done on the vid

Now go finish the Arquadium.


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Re: Another Antique Radio->Jukebox conversion (Finished!!!!!!)
« Reply #47 on: April 15, 2012, 09:49:52 pm »
I thought the video was nicely done.  Mission control definitely raised the standard for the walkthrough vid.  Good looking juke. 

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Re: Another Antique Radio->Jukebox conversion (Finished!!!!!!)
« Reply #48 on: April 15, 2012, 10:54:31 pm »
I thought the video was nicely done.  Mission control definitely raised the standard for the walkthrough vid.  Good looking juke.  

Thanks for the comments!

Yeah, I couldn't hope to compete with Pixelhuggers work there.

But it looked like a fun thing to do, so I had to give it a whirl.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2012, 09:18:13 pm by drventure »

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Re: Another Antique Radio->Jukebox conversion (Finished!!!!!!)
« Reply #49 on: April 19, 2012, 08:58:06 pm »
REAL NICE! :cheers:

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Re: Another Antique Radio->Jukebox conversion (Finished!!!!!!)
« Reply #50 on: April 20, 2012, 01:06:24 am »
Looking at the touchscreen lift up made a smile break out on my face. That juke is straight out a Jules Verne novel!  :cheers:

+1

As far as the video goes, that was just classic! Still smiling at the opener.

Thanks for the shout out. That project is awesome. It's was really cool to see it in context. Puts the style in perspective, it's always interesting to see what has inspired/motivated people's designs. I've thought the same thing when seeing some of Knievels designs shot in the context of what could be a modern art museum.
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Re: Another Antique Radio->Jukebox conversion (Finished!!!!!!)
« Reply #51 on: April 20, 2012, 09:00:20 am »
Thanks for the comments, guys!

I'm getting stoked to do another one now  :)

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Re: Another Antique Radio->Jukebox conversion (Finished!!!!!!)
« Reply #52 on: April 20, 2012, 09:23:12 am »
WOW!!!!
Awesome work mate

Looking at the touchscreen lift up made a smile break out on my face. That juke is straight out a Jules Verne novel!  :cheers:
Very steam punk


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Re: Another Antique Radio->Jukebox conversion (Finished!!!!!!)
« Reply #53 on: April 20, 2012, 02:52:17 pm »
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