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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #80 on: December 12, 2020, 01:05:58 am »
Thanks everyone.

I'm getting on with it now.  Control panel wiring....



To be honest, the biggest slowdown has been deciding on a graphic for the front.  Any ideas, suggestions would be much appreciated.  Any help getting something slightly original via photoshop would be even more appreciated (1000mm x 365mm).  I've been stuck on this for about 6 months!!!!

This is what the original looked like:



Paul.

Been a while in the waiting, glad to see your safe through this pandemic. Just seen your latest and happy that your progressing. Am in awe of your skills and your detailing.

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #81 on: December 12, 2020, 05:13:15 am »
It will be finished before Christmas.  I promise.


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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #82 on: December 22, 2020, 02:29:51 pm »
It will be finished before Christmas.  I promise.

2days and counting down.

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #83 on: December 27, 2020, 07:43:02 pm »
Ha.  Getting there.  Still a few things to do including lighting, top glass etc.  Here's a short video update....







« Last Edit: December 27, 2020, 07:45:39 pm by Greenman »

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #84 on: December 29, 2020, 02:04:03 am »
Ha.  Getting there.  Still a few things to do including lighting, top glass etc.  Here's a short video update....




Seriously a master at work. This is cool. Did you manage to change software issues with the letters. Will still be interested to see your work.

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #85 on: December 29, 2020, 06:09:17 am »
I love the control panel (and everything else too). That looks very nice. Super cool project. Well done.  :cheers:

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #86 on: December 29, 2020, 07:14:11 am »
Very Nice!  Well played..  (see what I did there?)   :cheers:
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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #87 on: January 08, 2021, 04:35:52 pm »
Just a quick question, how many albums have you got loaded? I have over 1500 but it gets so far and then from U (first letter of folder) onwards it will not load any tracks.

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #88 on: November 30, 2021, 07:23:46 pm »
So.....I finally finished the jukebox.  ;D

Here is a short video of the final product.  Sorry about the delays...I had to engineer EVERYTHING from scratch with just the use of photos.  I don't log in much so I apologise if I missed your questions.  Onto the next project!!  GM


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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #89 on: November 30, 2021, 09:28:51 pm »
This is simply amazing work!  Looks like it's brand new straight from a factory!  Goes perfectly with your awesome game room too.  Well done!   :applaud: :applaud:  :cheers:
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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build - Finally Finished!
« Reply #90 on: December 01, 2021, 05:50:55 am »
Outstanding job.  The software is really neat too - works just like a real jukebox!


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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build - Finally Finished!
« Reply #91 on: December 01, 2021, 06:51:34 am »
Just watched the video - outstanding job on this!  :cheers:
Click a pic for a video tour 

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build - Finally Finished!
« Reply #92 on: December 01, 2021, 11:43:12 am »
Wow, that's amazing. What software are you running in it?

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build - Finally Finished!
« Reply #93 on: December 01, 2021, 12:08:16 pm »
That is absolutely amazing! I love it. Looks old school but with very cool modern features. :) VERY well done!  :cheers:

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build - Finally Finished!
« Reply #94 on: December 01, 2021, 01:40:56 pm »
Very impressive.  I love how you added the virtual sounds to make it seem like 45's are getting loaded.

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #95 on: December 04, 2021, 03:35:05 am »
So.....I finally finished the jukebox.  ;D

Here is a short video of the final product.  Sorry about the delays...I had to engineer EVERYTHING from scratch with just the use of photos.  I don't log in much so I apologise if I missed your questions.  Onto the next project!!  GM


Absolutely astounding, I've been in awe at your workmanship throughout the whole build. Love your screen layout and was hoping you may want to share. I have built a few smaller units and adapted one of the original screens from DW. This serves for the smaller builds but I have a Ami Rowe R87 case totally gutted and was looking as a 42" or larger screen to fill the front void. I think your layout would be perfect.
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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build - Finally Finished!
« Reply #96 on: December 04, 2021, 03:39:34 am »
Wow, that's amazing. What software are you running in it?

Emphatic it is a old but free bit of software called DW Jukebox, it also gives the many options of changing the sounds hence the mechanical sounds of choosing the records.  Plenty of front ends for it but Greenmans is he's own creation and a very good one.

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build - Finally Finished!
« Reply #97 on: December 04, 2021, 11:08:54 am »
Emphatic it is a old but free bit of software called DW Jukebox,

Thanks!  :cheers:

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build - Finally Finished!
« Reply #98 on: December 07, 2021, 03:33:06 am »
Damn this came out great!
The look of that string/epoxy work and the lighting is just fantastic.

REALLY makes me want to build one so hopefully I can find some management software that doesn't choke on my sizable CD collection like all the ones I have tried.

Good on ya!
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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build - Finally Finished!
« Reply #99 on: December 10, 2021, 01:01:42 am »
Thanks everyone for your nice comments.  The software can handle unlimited songs.

So here is my challenge:

Build a full size jukebox and not only will I subscribe to your build and help you along the way, but I will also give you a copy of the software I use and help you to customise it for your build.  I really want to see some jukeboxes on here.  I mean, flight decks are fine, but where's the music?!


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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build - Finally Finished!
« Reply #100 on: December 10, 2021, 03:28:54 am »
Thanks everyone for your nice comments.  The software can handle unlimited songs.

So here is my challenge:

Build a full size jukebox and not only will I subscribe to your build and help you along the way, but I will also give you a copy of the software I use and help you to customise it for your build.  I really want to see some jukeboxes on here.  I mean, flight decks are fine, but where's the music?!


GM

Oooo....

I may wind up testing the time limit on your offer, but once I get past the other things I have already started I will take up that gauntlet for sure.
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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build - Finally Finished!
« Reply #101 on: December 10, 2021, 04:23:07 am »
 ;D

No time limit.  Just wanna help out!

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build - Finally Finished!
« Reply #102 on: December 10, 2021, 11:03:27 am »
Thanks everyone for your nice comments.  The software can handle unlimited songs.

So here is my challenge:

Build a full size jukebox and not only will I subscribe to your build and help you along the way, but I will also give you a copy of the software I use and help you to customise it for your build.  I really want to see some jukeboxes on here.  I mean, flight decks are fine, but where's the music?!


GM

I swear this hobby is going to be the death of me.  I'll add it to the list.  Ugh.   :cheers:

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build - Finally Finished!
« Reply #103 on: December 10, 2021, 09:25:33 pm »
;D

No time limit.  Just wanna help out!

Stoked!

I only have 4 projects I need to finish first.
 ;D

The GOOD thing about that is it gives plenty of time to come up with some outlandish cabinet design.
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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build - Finally Finished!
« Reply #104 on: December 11, 2021, 08:10:49 pm »


The GOOD thing about that is it gives plenty of time to come up with some outlandish cabinet design.
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There are plenty out there!!  I do love the Seeburg Sunstar.


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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build - Finally Finished!
« Reply #105 on: December 19, 2021, 11:07:18 pm »
That Sunstar is cool.
After quite a bit of digging since you began on this journey yourself, I found that nothing screams arcade/pizzaparlor/dive bar to me like a Rock-Ola 454.



The biggest challenge will be sorting out a screen to use I think.

Is there an aspect ratio requirement that I should be shooting for?
I know that you found an unusually wide screen (which maybe un-obtanium where I live) and wondered if that was necessary to be able to use the software you have so graciously offered up.
 ;D
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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build - Finally Finished!
« Reply #106 on: December 21, 2021, 06:04:23 pm »
Sorry Bobby, for some reason, I'm not getting email notifications when people post in this thread.  I'll have to sort that out.

Looks super cool!  Any screen will work, you just have to change the config files, the background image and the placement of each song card (I can help with this), however these look awesome, and proportionate with an ultra wide screen. 

Looking forward to the build.

Paul.

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build - Finally Finished!
« Reply #107 on: December 22, 2021, 12:45:50 am »
Thanks Paul!

You'll know when I have found an adequate screen then
 :lol

Was your missus satisfied to claim her jukebox in time for this Christmas anyway?!
I jusy went through the whole thread another time.

A remarkable piece all around.

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« Reply #108 on: December 22, 2021, 05:48:53 pm »
She loves it!  :)

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« Reply #109 on: January 16, 2022, 07:21:44 am »
I am really getting interested in buidling a full size jukebox reading this thread! Would really like to get the software for building a proof of concept 👍 Thanks alot for this great thread

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« Reply #110 on: January 28, 2022, 10:47:34 pm »
Very slick build.
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« Reply #111 on: February 13, 2022, 12:11:28 am »
I am really getting interested in buidling a full size jukebox reading this thread! Would really like to get the software for building a proof of concept 👍 Thanks alot for this great thread

I've proved the concept.  Time to get building!

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« Reply #112 on: February 14, 2022, 12:07:23 pm »
I actually found a pair of original 454 speaker covers which were in decent shape and now in my posession so I am getting closer to go time here myself.

I also decided I really needed a router table so when I am finished with that I think I can finally start!

Sourcing a good set of speakers that won't cost more than the rest of the build is proving to be interesting though.
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« Reply #113 on: March 13, 2022, 11:22:02 am »
That is absolutely amazing! I love it. your skin is fabulous. Can you share the skin file. i have a 29 inch widescreen.

Thanks to share this with us.

John  :applaud: :applaud:

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« Reply #114 on: March 18, 2022, 11:20:51 am »
I like it, I like it a lot  :applaud: :applaud:

I love your front end and have been knocking up something similar, This will be housed in an old Ami Rowe R87 carcass with either as 42" or 50+" Screen.  I have one issue though I cannot change the now playing font (dot matrix) as I cannot see where the setting are to change this particular function. I have loaded replacement font (.ttf file) in both the parent folder, skins/font folder and added a line in the .skn file but i keep getting DM output???? Any notes on how this may be achieved?
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« Reply #115 on: March 18, 2022, 07:55:50 pm »
I like it, I like it a lot  :applaud: :applaud:

I love your front end and have been knocking up something similar, This will be housed in an old Ami Rowe R87 carcass with either as 42" or 50+" Screen.  I have one issue though I cannot change the now playing font (dot matrix) as I cannot see where the setting are to change this particular function. I have loaded replacement font (.ttf file) in both the parent folder, skins/font folder and added a line in the .skn file but i keep getting DM output???? Any notes on how this may be achieved?

Would love to see a build thread on that R87. I have an R85 Starlight that I'm trying to get working, but if I can't, it will be gutted and converted.

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build - Finally Finished!
« Reply #116 on: March 18, 2022, 08:28:44 pm »
Awesome build, Greenman!

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« Reply #117 on: March 19, 2022, 10:14:35 am »
I like it, I like it a lot  :applaud: :applaud:

I love your front end and have been knocking up something similar, This will be housed in an old Ami Rowe R87 carcass with either as 42" or 50+" Screen.  I have one issue though I cannot change the now playing font (dot matrix) as I cannot see where the setting are to change this particular function. I have loaded replacement font (.ttf file) in both the parent folder, skins/font folder and added a line in the .skn file but i keep getting DM output???? Any notes on how this may be achieved?



Would love to see a build thread on that R87. I have an R85 Starlight that I'm trying to get working, but if I can't, it will be gutted and converted.

When I start I will put a thread onto the site. I have nothing apart from the carcass. I brought it from somebody who stripped the whole internals for another project. They even sold off the glass front so I will also need to deal with that.
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« Reply #118 on: March 19, 2022, 10:34:31 am »
I like it, I like it a lot  :applaud: :applaud:

I love your front end and have been knocking up something similar, This will be housed in an old Ami Rowe R87 carcass with either as 42" or 50+" Screen.  I have one issue though I cannot change the now playing font (dot matrix) as I cannot see where the setting are to change this particular function. I have loaded replacement font (.ttf file) in both the parent folder, skins/font folder and added a line in the .skn file but i keep getting DM output???? Any notes on how this may be achieved?

So I have worked out the Dot Matrix issue, found I was missing a bracket around the font settings, have sat and re modified the skin as I realised the numeric settings is limited to 100 or precisely 0-99 making the first skin having to be alpha numeric which would have to include "I" as there is no way that I can find to exclude it and it is to similar too "1" which may cause some issues in selections.
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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build - Finally Finished!
« Reply #119 on: March 21, 2022, 12:36:47 am »
Very nice.  I must remember to upload my front-end next time I am playing the jukebox.

Well done Gazzer on the dot matrix issue.  I wondered why my chosen font didn't work.

Let's get building guys. I wanna see some new jukeboxes!!  You'll never regret making one of these.  I just love mine!!!

Off topic, but once I complete the slimline jukebox, I'm thinking of making a mechanical pinball machine from scratch.  :o