Raspberry Pi Powered 1969 Wurlitzer Jukebox (video)

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Raspberry Pi Powered 1969 Wurlitzer Jukebox

Raspberry Pi lovers are certain to get pleasure from this challenge which tells the story of revitalised a 1969 Wurlitzer jukebox utilizing the ability of the Raspberry Pi three mini PC.

Watch the video under to study extra in regards to the 1969 Wurlitzer 3100 and the way it has been remodeled utilizing an Arduino Mega, Raspberry Pi Mannequin three+, Lepai amplifier and LED sound activated color bar.

My father-in-law got here throughout a free 1969 Wurlitzer 3100 Jukebox in March of 2017, in working situation, nevertheless the earlier proprietor saved the entire unique 45s. Basically, leaving us with an empty cool trying speaker field. I had labored with an Arduino earlier than to interface bodily switches to digital working techniques by way of USB communication and figured I may use the identical principals to hack this machine as nicely. The concept was to take an Arduino Mega and join the jukebox buttons to the digital pins of the Mega, then use serial output to speak with a media playback gadget, finally selecting a Raspberry Pi Mannequin three.

The coding for this was essentially the most troublesome half, I had seen a number of video’s and weblog posts on-line for Arduino transformed jukeboxes however by no means the precise code that I may dig into, till I discovered a git repository by Thomas Sprinkmeier. This grew to become the muse for a revitalized working jukebox with all new music! As soon as I had the code engaged on each the Arduino and Raspberry Pi, I then wanted to make a customized button array and all new tactile jukebox choice switches since many of the 40+ 12 months outdated originals had been damaged. I needed to educate myself the best way to create silicone molds and clear resin casting. Total, I’m very pleased with this construct, it really works flawlessly and offers hours of music and interactivity identical to the unique jukeboxes from the 60s!

Supply: Adafruit : Tijuana Rick Artwork

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