I’ve been in love with classic jukeboxes for years. As far back as 2014, I was trying to make one, but I didn’t have the skills for a good-looking build. Fast forward to today, when I’ve learned some 3D printing and design skills.
Passion, curiosity and desire drove this effort. If you’re thinking you’d like to have a mini jukebox like this, there are mass-market offerings that are muchcheaper, like this tabletop Victrola model for $65 USD. Hackster maker flyingangel has a great jukebox build. On the other hand, there are ready-made modern jukeboxes that are larger (105cm /41.3 in H) but much more expensive at around $795 USD. Check the Cost and Effort sections below to see how much is involved in this project.
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