Being creative with a reel-to-reel replacement project?

Here’s a great example of what to do with those useless reel-to-reel tape players that come with some vintage stereo consoles: turn them into a touch screen streaming service! We have a great reel-to-reel replacement example:

http://www.instructables.com/id/1960s-Volumio-Console-Stereo-Cabinet-Restomod/