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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.
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.

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.   :-\
General Technical Support / Re: led control
« Last post by BobBoring on January 15, 2018, 09:25:37 AM »
   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


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


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.    I currently working on some custom led programing for it now and will post images on this forum once completed.

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.

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.

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?


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