Shiny things are pretty, so the jukebox is going to be shiny on the front. The test piece turned out really well. It’s almost like a black mirror or something. I painted the back side of the plexiglas with Krylon Fusion. It coated well and isn’t a bad paint job, but the front looks reallyContinue reading “Shiny Black Front”
It’s starting to look good! The sides are wrapped with a random cloth we found at wal-mart. The vent holes are wrapped around for a cleaner look. You can see there is padding behind the fabric to make everything look smoother. The vent holes in the top will be covered with shiny metal fan grillsContinue reading “Starting to look good”
The jukebox is coming together quite nicely. Plexiglas is cut to correct size for front Here’s what I accomplished last night: Laptop support/mounting pieces View of front. All holes are drilled and bolts now hold the front on. It boots! I didn’t kill it! The jukebox program runs! Chris La Mantia is awesome!
I have a laptop with a broken hinge that refused to run the latest version of Xubuntu. It annoyed me and was approaching useless. Here’s the plan: Spare Parts (Better than the money-cost kind) Acer TravelMate 515TE Pentium 2 300MHz laptop 3Com PCMCIA NIC Old keyboard Miscelaneous wires Soldering Supplies New parts (The money-cost kind)Continue reading “Jukebox Hardware Recipe”