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Greenman's Jukebox Build
« on: November 05, 2018, 01:53:41 am »
Hi all.

As the year (2018) draws to an end, it means one project is ending and another begins.  Bit of history...as I no longer work with the tools anymore but teach others in the electrotechnology sector, I try to build a project each year to scratch that itch.  This year, it has been a virtual pinball, last year a 4.8m sailing dinghy, the year before a pedestal arcade unit.

Next year (2019) is the year of the Jukebox...even though I have already begun some preliminary work.  REALLY looking forward to this one!  I love my music and it will be a great addition to a growing retro man cave. 

My plan, as with previous builds is to incorporate a little old school with a bit of new. 

I would really like to replicate the look of a Seeburg USC 1 or 2


Isn't she beautiful!

Not sure I do this to scale yet as I have scaled a few pictures of them to get some rough dimensions and the components I have already purchased (more of that in another post) may not allow it.  We'll see.  This build will be full size.

Anyway, I have just about got the software working just the way I want it...but that can wait for another post also.

More soon.




« Last Edit: November 05, 2018, 05:38:58 pm by Greenman »

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 08:40:03 am »
Iíll be watching with interest!!! Do it!
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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 02:14:09 pm »
Super cool project. Look forward to progress!

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2018, 02:20:00 pm »
Are you guys setting up for some kind of Megaman joke? We have Meltman and Greenman in the same thread.

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 02:39:31 pm »
It would be ridiculously expensive but super cool if you made the top of the jukebox a big touchscreen. 

Looking forward to this build.

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018, 06:06:32 pm »
Some of the components I have for the build include:

An LG 34" 21:9 ultrawide monitor (34UM95-P) This was left over from when I closed down a business.  Great resolution and nice size for this project.  Not touchscreen, but I want buttons for an authentic look anyway.



A set of Jensen SPX-7 Millennial Speakers (From the days that Jensen made quality gear...circa 2000).  Picked up second hand, these sound really good.  They may have to be cut down slightly if I want to build a Seeburg USC lookalike though.


A Yamaha RX-V540 Amplifier


A Yamaha YST-SW305 Subwoofer


I actually purchased the sub, amp and two Yamaha speakers a week ago for the bargain price of $100 and then sold off the speakers for $120 so effectively I got the amp and sub for free plus $20.  ;D

I have tested the sound on many genres of music and it passed the test with flying colours.  That sub really knocks out the bass and is more tuned for music as opposed to movies.
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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2018, 03:00:51 am »
Here is a bit of a washed out screen pic of the software I am customising for this build.  Playing around with some concepts at the moment (very much in its infancy).  I will have to remove the letters O and I as jukeboxes don't use them to avoid confusion with the numbers 0 and 1.  The monitor I am using is 820mm wide (32 inches) so it will fill the space nicely and at 3440x1440 it zings.

Those cards are pics of an actual card that I graphically cleaned up.  The program fills the cards in automatically with your songlist.  I'll take some hi-res pics as the build progresses.

It currently shows 144 songs on every page and the pages turn at the click of a button (with sound effect).  The software also has a nice vinyl crackle for the first few seconds of each song.

I used DWJukebox for the software as it is completely customisable (and free). 


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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2018, 01:40:03 pm »
I like it, I like it a lot  :applaud: :applaud:

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2018, 01:57:42 pm »
That is really, really cool.   :cheers:

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2018, 02:43:02 pm »
Nice. I'm planning to do a Jukebox build next as well based on a Rasperry Pi with rpi-fruitbox and a Hifi Berry hat.
Will follow your build for inspiration  :cheers:
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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2018, 05:37:15 pm »
I like this project. Will be following your work.

matsadona: please keep us updated on the rpi jukebox, sounds interesting.

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2018, 08:47:02 pm »
So I'm working on some scale diagrams at the moment.  I scoured the web and the only dimensions I can find are length, width and height.  Also no drawings either, only pictures which are very difficult to scale to due to the camera angle, lens etc.  Relying on pics and Youtube videos unfortunately.

The issue with these jukeboxes is that they have two main speakers right at the bottom, with a very small opening for sound and a large panel of glass above.  I really want to open that area up a bit if I can to improve the sound.  Would be easier to build something else, but the missus has her heart set on this model.

Here is a side view of a crude attempt to scale.  Once done, I'll set the photocopier up to print it out full size. 

Lucky I'm not starting this project till 2019  ::)

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2018, 01:06:37 pm »
The two speakers in the bottom, aren't they just the woofers?
I.e. I assumed that there are tweeters and mid-range speakers in the upper part (between the selection panel at top and the disc labels) .
For the lower bass you don't need that much openings. If it is a vented enclosure the port openings is quite complex thing to calculate as well - if you want it to be right with frequencies and gain (however not that hard when you know what you are doing and got the correct formulas).
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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2018, 01:23:51 pm »
I never would have thought of putting boobs on a jukebox. That is genius.

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2018, 11:41:40 am »
So that is why I always have loved speakers - subconsciously I have been looking at boobs  ::)
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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2018, 12:27:35 pm »
 Jennifer has a few of those jukes, and would be of the opinion you could simply move the speaker panel back a bit and enlarge it for whatever sized speaker you wanted if your heart is set on that....However by design they were built that way to add external speakers, BIG ,heavy subs and multiple mids as to spread the noise around the club....And possibly minimize space to add a receiver for wall mounts.
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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2018, 09:32:35 pm »
Hi Jennifer.

Thank you very much for that info.  Just wondering if you or anyone else with a USC1 (Bandshell, not the USC2 Firestar as it is taller) would be able to provide me with some rough dimensions as indicated below.  Anything would be very much appreciated.   :notworthy:

Please?


  
 

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