I noticed some ppl tag line (non arcade) for non arcade projects so thought I'd include the tag this time as I didn't on my last post that was (non arcade related)
The Steepletone project Louby Tunes (my wife's nickname is Louby-Lou) and this is after all a gift for her (I just have the fun-stration of making it)
Rough idea stage at the moment but I have ran out and got parts (by ran out I mean opened a tab and googled), I have servants that bring me my presents... ok, I mean I get it delivered
I originally pictured a full plate of glass with a touch screen behind but alas I've since learnt that glass doesn't allow for the capacitive screen to sense touch unless it is of a certain material and ultra thin. I know I can get these glass panels that have sensors built into them but I didn't want to get too technical and wanted to use what I had... plans keep changing so watch this space.
I want to run this from a Raspi 3 and have a 5" WaveShare touch screen. The glass plate idea can still be used but I need to get my glazier (is that the right spelling) to cut out the hole for the screen to pop through as well as holes for USB etc. I was going to go with a smoked/tinted glass and just spray paint the back to block light. I would mask off the logo and shine light through to produce something like a Star Trek TNG type of panel effect and something like the Tron panels I often see on here by awesome people with more skill than me
The plans going a bit pear shaped with various issues (most of them I've created for myself)
The Raspi 3 pie with touch screen seems to have issues with Kodi (white washed screen)
The dabs USB plan hasn't worked out as it seems from advice from some nice people on this forum, it has a very limited support under Linux for decoding and is quite complicated to do. Since I can't even get my Dabs USB to work under windows I've knocked it on the head. I will use internet radio (which was suggested on here)
The box, for some reason I had it in my stupid thick head that it was larger. I began visualising all the stuff that would go into this container but when I measured out everything there is nearly not enough space and the speakers I've bought wont fit at all. Luckily I have already got smaller ones and these are better quality anyway so going with them instead.
Anyway on to the visual stuff since who wants to read too much, pictures speak a thousand words...
The boxes I bought from eBay (Very Cheap!)
The amp and IEC switch I bought from arcadeworlduk.com
Kodi (looks good but doesn't work (white screen issue every time I press a button) Takes 73 seconds to update the screen. I've had someone suggest this is a VSync issue but not sure how to fix (other forums don't really help but not done any serious investigation other than trying numerous installs of different images. Raspbian image that came with WaveShare and RetroPie (latest 4.2?)
Various Sketchup workings: