1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Project Jukebox

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by r4tch3t, 19 Apr 2007.

  1. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

    Joined:
    17 Aug 2005
    Posts:
    3,166
    Likes Received:
    48
    Alright, first off the reason for doing this. I have a stereo that has never worked properly, the CD changer would never read CDs and after being repaired 3-4 times just stopped taking it in. I have just been using it hooked up to my computer and playing music through it.

    Now I have a new stereo and the old one has just been sitting there doing nothing, until now.

    Ages ago I pulled the cover off to have a look inside, and wow, lots of free space. Took out the ruler and shoved it in. Cant remember exact measurement but checked on the interwebs and found out a mATX motherboard would fit snugly inside. So i trolled the auction site and finally came across a mATX CPU and RAM bundle thingy for $30 bucks, score. Comprising of a MSI 6340, a AMD Duron 850, and 128MB SDRAM.

    Anyways, enough of the chat and on with the pictures.

    [​IMG]
    The Victim.

    [​IMG]
    The transplant

    [​IMG]
    After taking the cover off, you can see how much room there is.

    [​IMG]
    The cause of the problem

    [​IMG]
    A bit of a better view inside.

    [​IMG]
    Close up of the transformer, this had to be moved later on as it was in the way.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    My original idea, but then the power cable would be coming out the side of the stereo and I would have to cut a hole.

    Next update tomorrow when the cameras batteries are charged.
     
  2. guysy1110

    guysy1110 New Member

    Joined:
    15 Feb 2007
    Posts:
    176
    Likes Received:
    0
    Cool idea, cant wait to see how this turns out !
     
  3. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 New Member

    Joined:
    12 Dec 2005
    Posts:
    1,605
    Likes Received:
    4
    Do you know that there are tape players for pc's now?
     
  4. MageOutlaw

    MageOutlaw New Member

    Joined:
    3 Apr 2006
    Posts:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    where dose one get one of them? btw very cool project good idea
     
  5. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

    Joined:
    17 Aug 2005
    Posts:
    3,166
    Likes Received:
    48
    [​IMG]
    The donor case.

    [​IMG]
    To get this.

    [​IMG]
    Took out the trusty dremel, and cut it down to size.

    The tray needs to be supported and attached to teh stereo some how, so I took out my dremel again.
    [​IMG]
    Guess when I ran out of cutoff disks. Thats steel by the way.

    [​IMG]
    Test fit, and perfect.

    [​IMG]
    Now that mobo need power from somewhere, so the revised power layout.

    [​IMG]
    Second test fit. Very tight, but it fits.

    [​IMG]
    We need to control it somehow, so I salvaged a multimedia keyboard controller, and soldered directly to the stereo so the stereo buttons control, Play/Pause, Stop, Mute, previous and next song.

    [​IMG]
    Need to connect that keyboard, so some added connectivity (I love haveing old computer cases lying around the pace.)

    [​IMG]
    A hard drive bracket (also from another old computer case lying around.)

    [​IMG]
    The trays in place with nearly everything connected.

    [​IMG]
    Closeup of the HDD bracket in place, had to cut out a notch in the plastic to make room.

    [​IMG]
    Made a short VGA extension cable, should the need arise, and for installation.

    [​IMG]
    All up and running and installing Ubuntu

    [​IMG]
    Connections to make it go.

    Well nearly there, just need to finish installing Linux and put the music on, then to test and see if it works.
     

Share This Page