A project I had in mind for a while - I enjoy the convenience of digital music, but wanted some physical, actual, non-cloud device to hold my collection. Lately, less is more so systems are style-over-substance, with few audio controls; but I got inspired by watching YouTuber TechMoan, who regularly reviews retro hifi devices and bemoans the loss of tone controls, spectrum analysers and other good stuff we had in the 70s and 80s.
I've called this anachronistic, since it's a bit of a mashup; the walnut and aluminum aesthetic is from the 70s; the too-many flashing lights are from the 80s; and the LCD is from the 90s.
Technically, it's a huge mashup too - and in pic 4, you can see it's a somewhat prototypical one-off. Highlights:
I'd planned to get the front panel professionally machined, but by then was a bit over-budget... so DIYed and printed vinyl to wrap the whole front. A multi-discipliniary learning experience, and a repeat would be better... but it works and looks OK.