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My JukeBox - A weekend hobby

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Dan, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So over the past few weekends I undertook to make a touch screen jukebox for my bar area.

    Why?
    Well I use to have an iPod that we used for out the back for parties, this iPod took a tumble from the fridge, and I saw a touch screen going cheap. I therefore consulted with the boss lady and she was more excited than I was at the idea of building a jukebox.

    With a lot of help from Snoweagle (Rob) we are at paining stage and still loading our songs (90,000 of them)

    But thought some of you may like to look at what we have been doing, its been a fun project and I have learned tons and tons!

    Let me know if you want any details of software etc.
    It has disco lights which are standard Red, Green, Yellow and Blue chasers, which go to the beat of the music. The speaker area is back lit by UV black lights (Cold cathode, powered by the PC) so the speaker cloth glows blue.

    It stands free and has taken some shape
    [img=300x400]http://phpcoder.org/jukebox/juke.JPG[/img]

    We have a screen and the ghost of the speaker frame
    [img=300x400]http://phpcoder.org/jukebox/juke_no_speaker.JPG[/img]

    Ready for painting
    [img=300x400]http://phpcoder.org/jukebox/no_prime_speakers.jpg[/img]
     
  2. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    Disco lights, that's a bit gay.
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    you reckon?

    I vote spandex is infinitely more gay, and there are several million club goers who would agree with me!
     
  4. CliffyIsGod

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    Really? I am sure you will have fun blasting Kylie Minogue and Gloria Gaynor from your little juke-box.
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    far more fun that you have parading around for other blokes in your lycra.

    You're far more likely to hear coastal chill coming out of this one than any of the above crap you have mentioned.

    But Its more of a thing for Leanne than it is for me, so it's probably going to be sending out constant 80's pop or whatever she listens too
     
  6. Matabele

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    Dan seriously, this is so gay.  You couldn't get gayer if you danced in front of it in a hot pink lycra g-string leotard.
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I plan to do exactly that :) but not lycra, cotton breathes better and isnt as gay :)

    The idea mainly sprung from the fact I have never done any woodworking before, not even in Highschool and I am planning on making a new arcade machine so this is good practice
     
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    nice work!
     
  9. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    I bet you have done your fair share of working with wood, Dan. You big queer.
     
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    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    He works with wood every time he thinks of Locomotion ejaculating from the speakers. 
     
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    Will you have a mirror ball hanging form the ceiling as well? 
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    ha, Leanne bought one for her sisters 21st but I refuse to fix it to the ceiling.
     
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    ha, Leanne bought one for her sisters 21st but I refuse to fix it to the ceiling.


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    Keep praying that Leanne doesn't work out how to fix it to the ceiling herself.  

    And nothign wrong with music from the 80's.  It was the best decade for rock particularly live acts on the northern beaches. 
     
  14. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    [img=300x400]http://phpcoder.org/jukebox/juke_red.jpg[/img]

    first coat of top coat
     
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    Red! The gay metre has now hit maximum.

    Good work Dan, Steve is also working on a Juke box, just without the fancy lights ;)
     
  16. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Byso, what software is he using.

    I am debating between partytime jukebox and AlbumPlayer
     
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    He's using touch tracks cost around $20- over the web
     
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    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah I saw that one. I have evaluated a few and trying to go for the best option so dont mind paying, saw some other good ones for $30 odd as well
     
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    Pink would have been better.
     

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