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Building my own JB
« on: August 19, 2011, 05:22:59 pm »
So I'm starting to build my own Jukebox.
will be PC based with a touch screen
the motivation is I'm having my 40th in November and were doing an 80s themed party, so I want all my 80s music on it for people to pick songs they might not have heard for years.
The unit will end up in the front room at home afterwards.
I will update this thread as i go.

I have some thoughts in mind but any thoughts from you guys would be greatly appreciate


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Re: Building my own JB
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011, 07:14:17 pm »
What Kind of styles do you like. There's lots of guys that have or are taking old console radio's and turning them into touchscreen jukes...

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Re: Building my own JB
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2011, 06:57:03 pm »
Build from scratch. Prob 18mm MDF.
Will post the shape I came up with (based around a sub enclosure I already have) as soon as i can get into a format I can post.
Would like it not to show windows at all just boot strait into it and play most audio formats.
flashy lights?? not sure how to do it.
Buttons as well as touch??
Have a fogger as wel, should I put it in too??

Colour, paint finish? I think a metal look finish(hammered metal??)

So as you can see Ive been discussing it with a few mates, but would like some other input on the guts and finishing "flare"

Do you know of a site with pics of other cabs for ideas?


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Re: Building my own JB
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2011, 07:43:35 pm »
Etouch/Freebox forum of user projects.  Lots of jukebox examples.

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Re: Building my own JB
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2011, 05:43:16 pm »
Thanx BobA
will check out tonight when home from work


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Re: Building my own JB
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2011, 08:00:46 pm »
So here's the shape i want



the shape came from two things really, 1 was the sub box i already had(the dark bit on the bottom)
and 2 the shape of an upright arcade cab.

I have a spare 17" LCD monitor that i will put in the top face and get an industrial touch screen overlay for it, the one Ive seen they hit with a hammer to left click icons so i think it should be strong enough :D


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Re: Building my own JB
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2011, 08:12:13 pm »
There's lots of guys that have or are taking old console radio's and turning them into touchscreen jukes...
I have recently come into possession of an old HMV RadioGram which i think I'll use for the next project


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Re: Building my own JB
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2011, 08:12:27 pm »
Ok
Well I started and thought I would post some pics of the build

(sorry for some of the pics quality I just used my phone as I'm building it at a mates place, and keep forgetting the camera)


The sub that started it all, having the carpet covering removed.


Butting the bits.



Test fitting the sides and back


Getting the angles right for the front


Glued and screwed carcass, with hole where touch screen is going.



Close up showing side angle and marquee hole.

The marquee will have 2 strips of LEDs behind to light it up

I am currently working on the Marquee design





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Re: Building my own JB
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2011, 05:33:16 am »
Looks like a good start.  The sub is a great base for you unit.  :applaud: :applaud:

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Re: Building my own JB
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2011, 08:47:27 am »
So here's the shape i want




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Re: Building my own JB
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2011, 08:34:47 pm »
nice work so far mate , heres my finished juke , i onlly have to put the metal jukebox letters on when i finally get some ,  i can recommend the griffin powermate volume knob, it has six functions that you can map to so you can map things like skip song , clear playlist etc to push in and turn etc

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=105231.msg1213595#msg1213595

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Re: Building my own JB
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2011, 07:08:18 am »
I like this design, and the work so far is inspiring.

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Re: Building my own JB
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2011, 11:16:42 am »
I'm curious, since I caní tell from the pictures how you will ventilate the subwoofer ports out from the jukebox cabinet. It really needs to breathe and there is a lot of air that will be moved by the woofers. Or is it that big blue/gray circle in the concept picture that will be the vent hole?
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Re: Building my own JB
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2012, 07:57:39 am »
Hi guys sorry it took so long but life got in the way.
But the box is 99% finished, cosmetic tweaks, but fully functional will post complete pics and a vid hopefully this weekend.

I like this design, and the work so far is inspiring.
Thanx positive feed back is always good

I'm curious, since I can tell from the pictures how you will ventilate the subwoofer ports out from the jukebox cabinet. It really needs to breathe and there is a lot of air that will be moved by the woofers. Or is it that big blue/gray circle in
the concept picture that will be the vent hole?

Once the sub was sealed into the cab I drilled several 100mm holes in the box, you will be able to see this in the next set of pics. The grey circle is a 14" lightning plate, like a flat plasma ball for those who don't know

nice work so far mate , he res my finished juke , i onlly have to put the metal jukebox letters on when i finally get some ,  i can recommend the griffin powermate volume knob, it has six functions that you can map to so you can map things like skip song , clear playlist etc to push in and turn etc

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=105231.msg1213595#msg1213595


Nice work and a much more practical size than mine.  Lol

Will post tech specs too

Cheers and thanx for the views and comments

LLAP


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