I definitely just had a great idea for my grandparents for NEXT Christmas (due to my being poor right now). I was thinking about taking a an old, broken jukebox, putting a bare-bones system inside, and adding a touch screen for a retro cd/mp3 player. Any reasons this would be a horrible idea? Any suggestions for getting started?
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Ive been inspired recently to start ripping apart old machines and make complete customs ... Before I do though im gonna customise old standard cases for practise and fun ....
I remember a while ago a post on sharky to a guy who built a computer inside an old grammarphone .... I would suggest looking at other peoples builds to see how they started off ..... You shouldnt have any problems with room in a jukebox though!!
One thing is, can the jukebox be repaired to its original condition? If its an old/valuable one it might be worth more restoring it to its former glory if you can repair it ...
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