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My second homemade jukebox

Old 03-25-09, 07:50 PM
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My second homemade jukebox

So I just finished my second jukebox and it was a hell of a lot less work than the first one. I decided to make this one with just the touchscreen lcd screen within a wood frame I made out of red oak. I ordered some long usb cords, power cords, and svga cords from monoprice, and ran them covered up across the ceiling on a wood panel. I decided to keep the computer away from the screen, across the room so I could just have a sleek look on the wall. I also ordered some wire covering to give it a more finished look instead of just dangling wires, like I had with my first jukebox. The computer has a 7.1 surround sound card in it and I have an optical cord running to my onkyo 606..... I have it running album player which I have on my other jukebox as well and I highly recommend it....... Anyways here are some pics.....thanks for looking, Andy










this one below is jukebox number one......It was in the same spot, now its going to go into the basement.......



There was a few bumps along the way and the girlfriend asked me during one of my stressful moments, if I really needed two jukeboxes.....(ofcourse this was after all parts were purchased and in the building stage).........Sometimes they just don't understand our thought process. YES I NEED TWO JUKEBOXES..........
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Old 03-26-09, 09:10 AM
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That is really sweet looking Andy. I wouldn't know where to begin with something like that. It looks like a lot of time and energy went into doing it, and not just in production mode, but pre-production must have been a bitch as well.

Can I ask for an estimate of your costs? screen/software.
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Old 03-26-09, 11:42 AM
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That jukebox is awesome. I'd like to know what the costs would be as well. I don't think I could make something like that myself, but I would love to have that in my house.

Great job.
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Old 03-26-09, 03:23 PM
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to break down costs depends on what you already have........

Monitor lcd 100 dollars or so, buy it used for even cheaper, I got mine for free from a friend who extras around his place.....

Touchscreen kit piece 100 dollars at most including shipping, check ebay

If you have an extra computer from the last 5-7 years it is more than capable for a jukebox, if not buy a used one (just the desktop) 100 dollars or less

Albumplayer software 50 dollars check out their site

30 foot Long USB , SVGA, Power cords 30 dollars

red oak pieces from lowes for frame 20 dollars

7.1 surround sound card with optical output 50 dollars check amazon

wire covering 20 dollars check lowes home depot or amazon

stain and poly 25 dollars

This plugs into my reciever so if you dont have a reciever (which I find unlikely for most dvdtalkers) that will run you a bit more, make sure that it has atleast an optical input and 5.1 or even better 7.1 sound,,,,,

right around 500 if you do not have the computer and monitor, as low as 300 if you do.........very reasonable in price if you are handy and like projects to keep you busy......
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Old 03-26-09, 04:02 PM
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What I am thinking about doing is running this for zones 2 and 3 for my Yamaha. I can connect my server in my basement to my yamaha receiver but I would need to find a way to get the new cable to where the existing ones (for my volume controls) are.

I have a 19" monitor lying around here I could use and the perfect spot on the wall for it.

If Icould find a way to incorporate the receiver volume control wit hthe lcd that would be sweet.
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you can use a windows mce remote hooked up the computer which can control the output volume on the computer.........it is what I have. As long as your reciever is turned up enough, you can dramatically effect its level by turning up or down the computers output volume.......
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Old 06-24-09, 03:28 AM
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do you keep the music on a network drive so the two jukeboxes can access the same library? or just duplicate the files on the local drives of the two computers?
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Old 06-24-09, 06:39 PM
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I have duplicate hard drives, but have tried using the network and it does work fine, but if the internet went down or something I would not be able to use either.
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That is really cool.
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