Touch screen jukebox

We went “live” with our forums less than 24 hours ago and we already have our first project ready for the front page.  [Elementix] has shown us his touch screen jukebox build. Using an assortment of car audio speakers and amplifiers hooked up to an old Pentium 4 PC with 120 Gigs of storage, he put together the base cabinet. The touchscreen is an ebay find and he built a custom enclosure for that part. For the interface, he started with “Jukebox Arcade”, a jukebox front end for mame cabinets but found he could easily manipulate the layout since it used an xml file for the settings. After some trial and error, and a little work with the gimp, he got it looking the way he wanted. If you haven’t been there already, you should really check out our new forums.

Comments

  1. Sigg3 says:

    frist postr!

  2. Sigg3 says:

    Oooh. I have an 8″ Lilliput LCD with touch, going to use it directly on my LinuxMCE server as a “media station”, everything builti inside an old secretary.

    But I have separated the w00fers from the rest of the setup. Won’t the old furniture distort the sound, or send out massive vibrations?

  3. Elementix says:

    I haven’t had any problems with it. Everything is solidly mounted, and the front doors are held in place by magnets.

  4. Tumbleweed says:

    Nice work!

    For those interested in doing a touch screen jukebox take a look at the version I put together:

    http://www.tumbleweedlabs.com/photos/?aID=5115287964543085169

    With a little bit of AutoCAD work and some spray adhesive you can jigsaw your way to having a living room Wurlitzer!

    Tumbleweed

  5. Volkemon says:

    @Elementix-

    THANKS!!! I followed your forum post sources, and have the setup running with your big button GUI.
    NICE WORK. I am off and running with cabinet ideas now..

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