Well i decided that since i make everything for customers id make one for myself this one will use my custom design that i use on my mediacades but this one will have a few upgrades.since this will be my main media center i wanna be able to use it for work and fun so here is the idea.modifiy my original design for my cabs add 2 monitors led buttons sound mods and a ton more.harware wise this thing will be a monster here is a list of what it will have.
1.the unit will be based off of a modded xbox with a mod chip and 1tbhdd with ram upgrade loaded with every xbox game plus emulators and xbmc with custom UI dash and all.
2.since the room its in is small i will add a 32inch 3d tv.
3.23inch widescreen lcd tv/monitor as the marquee/pc monitor(for work/modding)
4.Gaming PC as media hub/gaming/working
6.built in dock for the new ipad
7.modded ps3/xbox 360 jtag
i have a few other ideas but this is the basic idea of what im going for the hole system will be controlled with the ipad.
in this tutorial i will show you how to build your own.
Step 1: The Supplies
step 1: is to gather up the supplies for the frame.We will be using a book shelf for the base that you can buy at walmart for 15 bucks.
then you will need to get.
2 pieces of 3/4 inch MDF wood-23inch long by 1foot 9 inch long for the side panels
2 pieces of 3/4 inch MDF wood -31 inch wide and 24 inch long for the top and bottom of the control panel
2 1x4 pieces of wood 31 inch long-for control panel frame
2 1x4 pieces of wood 24 inch long-for control panel frame
1 2x6 piece of wood 6ft tall to mount the tv on
1 piece of MDF 29.0 x 32.0 for the back panel for the shelf
joysticks and buttons i got mine from paradise arcade shop.but you can get a great deal at xgaming.com 39.99 will get you what you need.
a soft modded xbox for the brain of the system with 2 controllers
tv bracket any size that works with your tv