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Published on August 21st, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Ramvik TV and music console





Benny hacks the Ramvik into a music and TV control console.

He says, “I decided to put in a 17″ LCD Monitor to control my music and TV stuff. It’s not completely finished as the brushed metal frame for the LCD is still missing.”

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16 Responses to Ramvik TV and music console

  1. Klas says:

    I wanted to do that for Google Earth etc, but I was worried about the viewing angle. Does this work with a normal LCD?

  2. Megan says:

    I would love more info about this hack from a computer nerd point of view. How does it “control your music and TV stuff”? :) It sounds like something I’d love to set up for myself, and while I could figure out how to build a screen into a coffee table, the “controlling your media” part has me a bit stumped.

  3. Patrik says:

    More info please! Where does the LCD get its power from? What is it hooked up to? Computer? Where?

    Tell me everything.

  4. ab says:

    Very confused here… what exactly does this console control? I think it looks great but the intended function is not well explained.

    Would love some more info (maybe flicker page) on this and what it does.

    Nice job otherwise!

  5. Joel says:

    This would be absolutely killer with a touchscreen; you can get those on Ebay..

  6. Anonymous says:

    What a neat hack!

    Along with the other questions above, What kind of paint did you use to paint it? Did you sand it and then repaint it?

  7. Zaki A says:

    a video of this would be awesome

  8. sudesh thapa says:

    Good post man . Just keep and maintain the blog at regular interval. You have given fine post

    Take care
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  9. Anonymous says:

    To bad that this site is english only. I would love to read about such hacks at http://www.wawerko.de. Keep up the good work!

  10. Anonymous says:

    This looks great but there is a frustrating absence of details. Where are the build instructions? What is the monitor connected to?=[

  11. Anna Banana says:

    hey, its Annie, wondering if the LCD is a touch screen, I figure it is, but some don’t seem to be getting the point I was wondering if I could get something like this made with a mock baroche/classical french look to it, my household is Greek Cypriot but we aren’t very doric column, we’re more rustic more influenced by pre WWI years. How much would something like this cost to make?

  12. Beedun says:

    I took Benny’s lead and created a Ramvik computer coffee table that doubles as a HTPC – check it out here:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/45442000@N04/sets/72157626850518778/

  13. Seab says:

    Very cool, would be even better with a touch interface.

  14. Rich says:

    Keep your eyes up. touch interface is what I am about to do.
    After I’ve done the project I will upload it here.

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