I want this aesthetic as a PC case.
My co-workers say that buying an old receiver and modding it in to a PC case is a bad idea.
Alternately, I could just ... get a reproduction Altair case and stick a PC in that.
I guess I need to check the local thrift stores.
@ajroach42 that would be so gooooood
@ajroach42 It’s so lovely…
@ajroach42 killjoys, the lot of em
@ajroach42 Depends on what all you need in the machine I suppose. Big honkin' GPU? Probably not gonna be able to fit and then airflow problems. No PCIe cards, just SSDs? Workable, so long as you can come up with something for the back for I/O plugs.
@trini I mean, I'm gonna stick a 1080 in it, but there's plenty of ventilation.
@ajroach42 I would be concerned about space but that can be easily cleared up with a tape measure :)
@shadowfacts That's great! And there are a few other pictures on their website that look Wonderful, but their website doesn't appear to work very well?
@ajroach42 they say that, but if you did it you’d be on the front page of boing boing 🤔
I’d be most worried about not having great/standar rails/standoffs to attach stuff to.
@sconlan Should be easy enough to fix.
I'm going to go dig around for old stereos.
@ajroach42 that looks like it would make a beautiful case. Mega bonus points if you can make use of some of those dials and maybe put a little display where the tuner reading is to output an audio visualization or something would be next level.
@ajroach42 I love this concept but as a vintage Pioneer receiver owner please use a broken unit because they're decent performers.
@dokuja I wouldn't pay full price for a unit I was going to gut.
I *think* I still have a few broken project spares back in GA, in various storage units.
I'll start with local goodwills.
@ajroach42 Your coworkers are wrong, ignore them
@ajroach42 I'd settle for that aesthetic in a radio. Physical controls for the win.
@ajroach42 Your co-workers are wrong
@ajroach42 That would be very cool! Especially depending on how you re-interpreted the interface.
You could re-use the vu meters as intended for a start. Also the analog volume etc.
If you used e.g. an rpi, you could hook up switches to interesting gpio.
Not sure what to do with the slide-rule tuning...
If I did it up, the knobs and switches would get connected to a teensy or an arduino, and then in to the PC.
I would want to make everything functional, or at least mostly functional.
Good one. More practical than my idea of wandering through e.g. radio garden. https://radio.garden/listen/sunshine-live-trance/uM3qYCXQ
I have an Amiga 2000 equipped with a video toaster and associated software, acquired very recently. Haven't used it yet.
Also have a couple of old electronic news gathering cameras and Big Ideas.
I am waiting eagerly for the opportunity to put it in to service, and I will be able to do so very soon.
@gemlog @ckeen the video toaster board has four BNC inputs and two outputs. It can overlay on the inputs to the outputs without an external genlock as long as the timing of the signal is pretty stable.
I have an external hardware genlock, a time code corrector (dunno if it works) and I have a couple of PVMs that can be used to stabilize the video timing if the need arises.
I should be golden but we'll see how it goes in practice.
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