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Your Jukebox Projects / Re: Jackies Jukebox
« Last post by BobBoring on January 16, 2018, 09:55:12 PM »
OK, Finally found some time to do some LED Programming on Jackies JukeBox.  Its been the most enjoyable project that I have ever done.  I learned a lot about C+programming and the Arduino Boards.  Check this You Tube clip of my latest LED effects.

https://youtu.be/ZWGdVXJNOww
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General Technical Support / Re: led control
« Last post by THE LONGPLAYER on January 16, 2018, 06:31:54 AM »
Hi Bob

All sounds very interesting.  As I said, I have not explored the Arduino route as yet so I guess now is the time to research.
My project so far consists of the cabinet which is about half-way to being complete, and the building up of the pc ( vista ) based hardware/software unit.  I have used a heavily customized BJ rock 28 skin and built my system around that.
I am using Eventghost to control various functions and through this I have got eight different jukebox installations which are selectable by push-button.  ie. 60's, country music, chart hits, etc.
I wanted to be able to use the pc on/off button to switch on and off the tv screen monitor, amplifier and other bits and pieces.  I have done this using a collection of 12volt relay/timer modules so that the sound and screen do not fire up until after the operating system has loaded and Dwjukebox is on the screen.
I really now have to get to grips with the lighting.
I will keep you posted.  Please do likewise and if you can point me in the right direction on Arduino use I would be most grateful.

Longplayer
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General Discussion / Unable to update, create or view attachments on this forum
« Last post by BobBoring on January 15, 2018, 01:38:05 PM »
Anyone having issues creating to new topic besides me?   I am unable to update or create a new post in " Your Jukebox  Projects"  error message " Upload link not found" Also, not able to view any attachments/images.  Getting 404 errors ( Attachment not found.   :-\
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General Technical Support / Re: led control
« Last post by BobBoring on January 15, 2018, 09:25:37 AM »
Longplayer, 
   Yep, Arduino boards are the way to go if you want plenty of flexibility in you projects.  There are several different boards out there and best of all, they are cheap ( under $10.00).   I am using a Arduino 5v mini to run my JB keyboard and neo-pixels led push button display. The boards can communicate serial over the usb cable directly to the DW application on the PC and also can controls 16 different input/output devices.  Which in my case is 16 push buttons and  75  neo-pixel LEDS.

    The Arduino chips are programmed using C+  IDE application which is a free download from the Arduino Website.  Best of all, there is a Ton of sites and forums out there for help.  When I stated my project I didn't know much about programming so a bought a couple of arduino books and watched a lot of online videos.  I did have a small learning curve but it was worth the time because recently I been building all sorts of smart home devices using these boards.

   My Jukebox actually uses two Arduinos  boards.  One for the KeyBoard inputs and push-button leds and a second Aruduino AtMeg2560 to operate the power relays and programming of the three main lighting TUBEs on the front.  I hope by the end of the week I'll get time to post my latest and crazy LEd effects.

Good luck
with you JB project
also like to see Pictures

Bob


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General Technical Support / Re: led control
« Last post by THE LONGPLAYER on January 13, 2018, 03:58:23 AM »
Hi Bob.

No updates as I have not spent much time on the jukebox project lately.  -  Moved house, new kitchen, new bathroom..........!
However I am now settled and retired so have more time to develop things.
I must congratulate you on your jukebox build.  It is by far the best I have seen.  I love the lighting.
I have not had any dealings at all with Arduino so that would be a whole new area of exploration for me.
Like you, I spent some time getting details of jukeboxes including dimensions and in the end settled for modelling mine on the
Rowe Ami R3, so no bubble tubes on this one.  I really must get around to photos of the project so far.
I used the BJrock28 skin but have modified it to almost beyond recognition.  Lots of other goodies added including some relay/timer modules to perform a variety of jukebox type functions.
I had intended to use  the I-Pac keyboard encoder ( not yet purchased ) but are you saying that I can use the Arduino for this purpose and set up a program for lighting control with the same unit? If so, then that would be the way for me to go.

Many thanks

Longplayer

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General Technical Support / Re: led control
« Last post by BobBoring on January 12, 2018, 07:57:44 PM »
Hello Longplayer,
  I haven't seen any update on your led button issue. If you are still looking for a solution you can check out my JB build using a Arduino board to handle all inputs to the DW application and control the button
RGB leds. https://youtu.be/mNt3cUORvak    I currently working on some custom led programing for it now and will post images on this forum once completed.

Bob
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General Technical Support / Re: Author & Title Tag Error
« Last post by THE LONGPLAYER on January 10, 2018, 09:05:25 AM »
Hi Rambis.
Sorry for the delayed reply.  I expect you have sorted the tagging problem by now.
I have always used MP3tag and have no problems with it, having tagged a couple of thousand tracks so far.

Longplayer
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General Technical Support / Re: Using Eventghost with DWJ
« Last post by THE LONGPLAYER on January 10, 2018, 09:01:31 AM »
Hi all.

I have got this sorted by using taskkill command in EventGhost.

Longplayer
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General Technical Support / Popular tunes list
« Last post by THE LONGPLAYER on January 10, 2018, 08:59:40 AM »
Hi all.

Having changed my mp3 database several times, I have found that the popular tunes list does not now match my tunes.
Can I delete the list from somewhere and start again?  Because of the amount of customizing that I have done I do not want to do a complete re-install.  Where is the popular tunes info. stored?

Thanks

Longplayer
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Other Jukebox Software / Just wanted to say Hi!
« Last post by GabrieleCo on January 09, 2018, 08:15:20 PM »
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