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    Question(s) Re: Jukebox Project!?? (Help REALLY appreciated!)

    Thanks yet again for some really constructive replies. I'm made up with you lot pointing out the mini-itx because already if I were to use them it's cut a LOT of the cost in comparison to using a...
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    Ahhh right sorry guys it's just i was recommended a controller previously (on another project of mine) which could only be programmed in C and wouldn't allow me to use my C#/Flash project on there...
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    It's a good idea Adrenalynn but like I've mentioned I can't afford to take on the programming of that type of controller really. I could maybe adapt your idea and use a system that already runs XP...
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    Ok so basically I need to get looking in the local business listings around here and see if anyone will work with me on something like that.

    In terms of CAD for this cabinet, any ideas what I...
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    niiiiiiice
    i'm liking the wood idea a lot more from looking at these pics
    i don't know why i was so close-minded about just getting the metal
    i'd want this kind of colour/finish i think:
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    I did Adrenalynn, and it's a perfectly valid opinion. Ok, so I'm trying to get off this track of thinking somehow metal looks the part and wood will just look rough and a bit scruffy, has anyone got...
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    ahhh thanks andrenalynn ;)
    So would you say advise that if I were going for the plain design, I should get the whole thing in metal? Obviously I'll speak to bigbluesaw (or similar company (UK...
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    Ahh I see the vibe steampunk are goin for. Them links have sort of opened my eyes to maybe creating a very unusual design rather than thinking of the typical metal box one that many have. These are...
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    No mate you're not coming accross at all as a jerk! It's all helpful and I really appreciate your time.

    I'm working on coming up with a unique selling point for these units but these are the...
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    How would previous jukebox manufacturers tackled this issue? I know of course I haven't currently got the capital to invest in other people's services and so it's a bit of an amateurish way of going...
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    Hi DarkBack, thanks for the response mate, certainly did consider wood. Would I be able to get that metal effect then from using such wood? Would it be solid enough to cope with some of the knocking...
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    Jes thanks a LOT for the quick reply ;)

    The thing is, I'm going to be using it in bars/clubs so I need more of a commercial look that can be mounted on the wall. Something very similar to this:
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    Question(s) Jukebox Project!?? (Help REALLY appreciated!)

    Hi,

    Really sorry if this is in the wrong section of the forum, I didn't know where to place it.

    To cut a long story short, I'm planning on building a few pc-based, MP3 jukebox's.

    This...
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    Thanks a lot for even more replies, I suspected it would be that USB. I'd be able to work it out once I had it anyway.

    After allll that discussing and finally arriving at a perfect model, I'm now...
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    I'm gonna be a big pain in the arse here Adrenalynn but I have one more question for you regarding the screen haha
    How is the user-input (touch) sent to my pc from the touchscreen? I didn't think...
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    Maybe this should be for another thread - but I also have another question regarding this project.

    What would the majority of you do if you were needing a plastic casing to make this at least look...
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    Brilliant!! Well spotted. Looks like they ship to the UK too. I really appreciate all that Adrenalynn! I'll definately upload some pics of it when I'm done! ;) If I'd rep on this forum I would.

    A...
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    I didn't mention how interested I was by the crystal solution though, I am on that link now and if I knew how to work my head around it it looks like the solution for me.

    I should also mention...
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    Adrenalynn, before I go on to ask you more about that crystal set-up (because I'm a bit confused with parts of it), can I ask why isn't it just as simple as going to a shop, buying the typical...
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    actually i won't, no touchscreen capabilities

    if noone knows of a small vga touchscreen then what about the typical 3.5" touchscreen lcds that aren't vga - are there any easy ways of connecting...
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    just to give you a good idea of what i'm after:

    http://www.visiontouch.com/3_5_vga_lcd/3_5_inch_vga_lcd.htm

    that's exactly it, that might even be the one I get
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    I don't mean to come accross ungrateful of all your feedback and advice but this seems to have got a lot more complex that what I had anticipated.

    Let's completely forget about the keypad for...
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    Hi Adrenalynn,

    The last thing I want to do is come accross as lazy, but it would be a lot easier if I were to be able to code it in my usual development environment and in c#. I'm also going to...
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    Hi Adrenalynn, can't thank you enough for your help so far!
    It's looking like that is the ideal unit. I'd be using that for future projects also with the sort of extras it comes with - looks cool....
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    Something extremely similar to what I'm after:

    YouTube - PIC18F Simple touch screen GUI

    If I had that - I could get casing from somewhere no problem.
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    Thanks a lot Adrenalynn.
    They all look like exactly what I'm after to be honest. Not that they're anything to go by, but I seen the odd pic on that last link of what looks like a fully moulded pda...
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    As you can see, as crazy as this sounds, despite the fact PDA's are usually portable - it doesn't really matter if the device is attached to the computer with a few leads - in fact - this is...
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    http://i39.tinypic.com/2jfyw43.jpg
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    Firstly can I say thanks a lot for all this feedback. Without soundin too over the top - it's your help on this forum that can help turn my little idea for a project into a working model! Really...
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    Hi,

    Not a frequent poster on this forum but I have been here before and got a really helpful response so I thought I'd drop another question.

    I am now about to begin a project basically...
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    Question(s) Re: Via epia 5000ag

    So what are the other alternatives for creating a robot? Some sort of other type of pc altogether or just another type of small motherboard like the EPIA ones?
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    Question(s) Via epia 5000ag

    Can anyone please tell me, once you have memory and power etc. attached to this motherboard, whether this particular motherboard will function as a normal pc for small purposes? i.e. will it run an...
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    Re: Dream robot

    An intelligent robot is the dream robot
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    Question(s) Re: Stepper Motor Door Lock

    Yer I probably will go for that. And to be honest, it may not even be used permanently but it is a challenge for me to implement this and I am definately goin to complete it. Out of curiosity though,...
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    Question(s) Re: Stepper Motor Door Lock

    Ahh I see what you mean. The thing is, I would want the best of both worlds. Because in the event of a power failure or some sort of electricity cut I wouldn't want to be locked in. But on the other...
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    Question(s) Re: Stepper Motor Door Lock

    Thanks Jes. I'm starting to grasp it all now. So basically, I need to make sure that this relay is capable of outputting enough voltage to the electric strike switch's input in order for the solenoid...
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    Question(s) Re: Stepper Motor Door Lock

    When you say you've never used the phidgets stuff Jes, have you used alternative manufacturers but similar pieces of hardware or just altogether different types of kits? I know that's a bit off topic...
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    From your use of all these terms (solenoid/relay) looks like I'm gonna have to look into this beyond just the programming. Thanks again for the replies, much appreciated.
    To be honest, I think I...
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    Question(s) Re: Stepper Motor Door Lock

    Bit of a newb question - but how would I access the control for this from c#? I understand that with devices such as the phidget usb ones, you simply plug it in, download the API's - and write your...
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