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My Electronic Juke Box.
« on: February 15, 2016, 05:36:51 AM »
Just a bit of fun really but it always took me far too long to find the particular CD that I wanted to play in the workshop so I had an idea…
Based on the principle of the IPlayer/Ipod/Ipad I used a Win10 tablet (with some modified software) to become my electronic juke box. It uses it’s Wi-Fi to download the tunes from my CD’s stored in the cloud and it’s Bluetooth to stream the audio to my speaker system. Almost perfect except for two major problems…
1) Windows Update – With Win10 you can defer updates but you can’t actually turn them off and they do cause problems. The solution was to store all the music on the tablet’s SSD then disable the Wi-Fi. Surprisingly, I been able to rip some 80 CD’s to the SSD and it has hardly made a dent into it’s storage capacity – just another 100 or so CD’s to go and I will be there.
2) The tablet’s 10 inch screen size is just not big enough for my sausage sized fingers. I have tried using a rubber tipped stylus but I really need a larger sized touch screen.
To the rescue came this Win10 based, self-service, kiosk, which was used over the 2015 Christmas  period at the London Westfield ice skating rink - basically for just dispensing tickets. It has a 21 inch touch screen (just right for sausages) and can sync with my master PC for transferring over the completed music data base etc to it’s own SSD. Although it has it’s own ‘low level’, built-in, sound - the selected music is still streamed, via a Bluetooth link, to my sound system so it just requires a mains power connection to do it’s thing. I still have a bit of work to do but it looks good for sweet music in the workshop from now on.

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Re: My Electronic Juke Box.
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2016, 07:39:45 AM »
That's sweet Tweakie! The sausage tamer!  ;D 
;D If you could see the things I have in my head, you would be laughing too. ;D

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Re: My Electronic Juke Box.
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2016, 08:29:22 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D

They used to be such slender and dainty little pinkeys but now that I have turned 50 they have become sausages - C'est la vie.  ;D

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Re: My Electronic Juke Box.
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 08:00:44 AM »
Well the idea brewed for a while and then developed. This thread referrs:
http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,32912.0.html

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Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.