I am finally almost done with my jukebox project, been working on it for about 9 months now. Been busy with family & work.
This is simply a quick sample of what I have accomplished, the project is about 90% completed. When it is fully done,
I will be uploading pictures of my project from day one. I was looking to buy a jukebox, but decided to make my own since I could not afford the high price tag of the new one.
I actually used the jukebox for our new year's party and it was a blast! I've never had people stay so late, music makes the party!
I started the project from scratch, spend many hours walking around the Homdepot for ideas. I basically took the dimensions of the original Wurlitzer jukebox and shrunk them a tiny bit, mostly the depth since my unit has a touch screen. Some ideals I drew out on paper and Photoshop. The project cost me under $1k to make, most of the parts are custom made by me, so I saved big. Plus I dint have to buy the computer components.Some Basic Specs:
-20" elo touch screen
-Griffin volume knob
-Dvd Rw drive (in front)
-Sound: 2 Center Speakers (stereo) 2 Mids speakers, 2 tweeters & a subwoofer.
-Software: Albumplayer ( love the interface)
-Basic PC, 500GB, HD 2GB Ram, Pentium 4, CreativeLabs HD Sound card.
I am NOT a woodworker at all, thank god for the "rotorzip" tool! I do think being an artist helps thought.
I should be done with the project late next week, then I will upload more.Sketches & ideas on paper. Used Photoshop for logos and some design aspects. Drew a jukebox on paper to get a feeling for its size. Time for shopping. Made templates & used them to cut out the peaces I needed. Cut out circles and screwed them together to make the legs, this was really time consuming, but I was limited with the tools I had.