I'm Matt and I think I may be an addict..
It started with a silver Sanyo M7735L which just happened across my ebay browsing, and it brought back memories of just how frickin' cool 80's boomboxes were! I had to have it!
I might upset the purists here but I then took it apart to admire the ancient innards, and had the idea of updating them by adding more modern functionality, such as Bluetooth. I soon got a bit carried away and 3D modeled the Sanyo and all of the components that I wanted to fit into it on my pc. But that wasn't enough...
Now the list of components has outgrown the tiny Sanyo, so I've scaled it up a bit (any ideas on where I can get the case 3D printed and how much?) and now includes;
DNLA media sharing, Alexa/Google assistant (haven't decided which is best off-line yet or if I can share my phone data plan),
a Raspberry Pie 3 (may upgrade yet),
Runs KODI media center and Emulator software (two player Street Fighter with awesome sound system anyone?)
a Raspberry Pie Zero (lighting),
x2 50w RMS speakers,
a 15w RMS 3 inch subwoofer (sealed box with passive radiator tuned to 60Hz)
x2 passive radiators,
a 28000 mah LiPo battery pack and balacing/charging circuit,
a 7inch 1080p monitor with touch-screen overlay (may need to run Android on the RP3 for that),
a blue laser back-lighting effect for the buttons/edges,
an 'Ambilight' LED system (that projects the colours on the screen against the wall behind the box when watching media),
another LED lighting rig for disco partying,
AND probably a few more things that I've forgotten!
I've got most of the bits now, still saving for the touch-screen tv, RP3 and a decent soldering iron/station. I've just moved house and have zero space to set up my test bench again .
I'm currently circuit testing the 3 relay charge / battery system with light bulbs to double check that it works before hooking up the expensive parts! I am very new to electronics but have learnt a lot very quickly (and at some expense!).
I'll order the Raspberry Pie 3 soon and start with the lighting systems, then program Alexa in and wire up the microphones.
Let me know how crazy you think I am in the comments (or pass on any wisdom), I may have lost my perspective slightly..
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