A series of images showing the progress of Tumbleweed's Digital Jukebox
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Rough outline cut from cabinet grade plywood.
Some more progress, cutting some of the inner details.
Here is the front facade with the details cut out.
We found some funky-retro fabric for screening off the speaker areas.
Touch screen mounted!
Simple, but elegant mounting solution.
Here is the proof of concept. A very rough mock-up to get the general idea.
Touch screen interface is working & Sound Activated lights are placed for proof of concept.
Turn the lights down a bit and stare at the blinky glory!
Paint & Stain are done!
That funky-retro fabric looks nice against the colors and stain.
Arial of the front facade.
Now to design the cabinet to house the equipment...
I'm not really sure why I took this picture... you can't see the bass, but you sure can hear it. The subwoofer mounted behind this screen is really surprising. Most jukeboxes are very tinny sounding, but this baby is putting out some sub-sonic frequencies!
Here is the front roughly attached to the cabinet. All equipment is installed and working. Now I just need to finish the window in the top, mount the door to the cabinet with a hinge, & finish wiring the lighting.
Here we added some EL (Electro Luminescent) Wire inside some refrigerator water line to give the effect of neon tubes. The difference: all this EL Wire only draws about 50mA of current where neon requires a gigantic transformer that are loud, hot & taxing on power.
Here is a look in the dark. Nice huh? It really brings out the lines.
It's really starting to come together.
We have also cleaned up the electronics and wiring and have started hard mounting equipment into the cabinet.
Here is a shot of the cabinet with door open. We worked hard to have the door open a full 90 degrees.
Custom door latches.
This snake allows the door to open all the way and the cables fold back out of the way when closing the door.
A close-up shot of the EL Wire
New center fixture with color changing action!
This shot gives an idea of the paint texture and gloss. Photograph: Grant Carey
Here you can get a good idea of what the interface is like. Notice I was able to customize the players colors to match my paint job?
Another interface shot
Grover at the helm
Here you can see the great trim piece I found to finish out the top. It's un-painted here.
A nice upright shot.
Color changing light action!
These glowing speakers in the top will eventually be mounted down both sides.
Another equipment shot
Outside access to USB!
External USB and external A/C power.
I've painted the trim piece orange (big surprise there)
And here is a nice full jukebox shot. This is it's most current state to date.