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Hack-a-Day now has forums, I’ve been watching some of the new features (forums, classifieds, etc) on HaD and they’re doing a good job. Caleb writes -

[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.

Tons of build photos, cool project!

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    I have been collecting parts for a jukebox for a couple years, and this may be the ‘missing link’.

    I have a 1930′s Howard radio for the case, and a 15″ touchscreen will be on a lift mechanism, and appear as a decorative backpiece when lowered. I am hoping to have a woodworker friend re-case the monitor to be a little more in line with the cabinet.

    What software to run to MAKE an ‘easy to use’ package was eluding my feeble searches. This post is a step by step :) THANKS!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I have been collecting parts for a jukebox for a couple years, and this may be the ‘missing link’.

    I have a 1930′s Howard radio for the case, and a 15″ touchscreen will be on a lift mechanism, and appear as a decorative backpiece when lowered. I am hoping to have a woodworker friend re-case the monitor to be a little more in line with the cabinet.

    What software to run to MAKE an ‘easy to use’ package was eluding my feeble searches. This post is a step by step :) THANKS!!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I have been collecting parts for a jukebox for a couple years, and this may be the ‘missing link’.

    I have a 1930′s Howard radio for the case, and a 15″ touchscreen will be on a lift mechanism, and appear as a decorative backpiece when lowered. I am hoping to have a woodworker friend re-case the monitor to be a little more in line with the cabinet.

    What software to run to MAKE an ‘easy to use’ package was eluding my feeble searches. This post is a step by step :) THANKS!!!