I got this idea of transforming an old CD-drive to a music player when I was tearing apart an old computer. So much fun! But will I ever actually use any of theese salvaged components? After they gathered dust for few months it was time to either trow everything away or start making things out of them. I think this youtube video was first time I saw this kind of CD-player.
I know that my device has to:
- communicate with the CD-drive (to send commands such as play, stop, next ect. and to read data from CDs)
- control user interface (physical buttons, maybe also a display)
- convert digital data to audio signal
The diagram above shows general parts that I need to study and connect in order to get my old CD's playing. (One of the first (original) CD's I ever got, was "Soundtrack to your Escape" by In Flames. I got it for santa when I was about 11, hah :)