|Computer Audio CD Car Player HOWTO|
We're going to connect that old, damaged!! Computer CD drive to you Car to have a nice working CD audio system in your car.
This is an easy hack to fit your Computer CD drive into your car.
Main Parts needed:
- 1 Computer CD drive
Computer CD drive
For this project you can use a damaged CD drive, yes damaged. What does it mean? Computer CD drives can get damaged and be unable read data in your computer but usally they can still play audio CDs. An easy way to test this is to connect your CD drive to your computer using only the power plug and a headphones on the front panel, put an audio CD in and press Play button on your CD drive. (Note that not all the CD drives have a Play CD, you must get one with it) if you can heard the music then this drive is "car-compilant".
7805 Voltage Regulator
This device is the key in this project, it converts your car 12V to
5V. Be careful with it because while in use it gets very hot and needs
to be attached to a squanderer.
You can take a look to this short (10 frames) Video
We call this: SorgoCD, and haven't seen it on other web sites till now.
Yo must know that we only killed 3 CD drives in this experiment, also two or three 7805 voltage regulators :] so be carefull.
If funny to do it, but we are not responsible if you blow up yor car, your CD drive our your city. Do it at your own risk.
There is and Enhanced version of this project that can be found here. Thanks to our visitors feedback.
This project was on Slashdot.org on 2001 May, 15 and was very commented there follow this link [slashdot.org] to see it. Remember that our main page is www.sorgonet.com where all our projects are published.