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posted by graham on 05.07.08 at 14:17, null, Ideas, 4 comments Permalink

Does anyone have any portable CD players they don't want anymore? I need at least one for an idea I've been contemplating. Actually there are two things I want to try. The only requirement is that they work. Oh, and it would help if you don't want money for them.

comment by ben on 05.07.08 at 18:32
Could you use computer cd drives instead? What is this for?
comment by graham on 05.07.09 at 12:50
They need the clip on spindle thing, not a tray. And normal 1/8" audio and power jacks would make things easier. I want to make a cd player smaller. Here's a crappy picture I whipped up:

The large red circle is the spindle, the small cirle is the laser, and the green line is whatever it slides on. I didn't put the motor or batteries in. Damn I need AutoCAD on my laptop...
comment by ben on 05.07.09 at 13:24
I've wondered about doing that before. It seems like that'd be really cool for laptops where you rarely use the cd player, so the inconvenience of a deadly piece of spinning plastic wouldn't be terrible.

Oohhh.. They should put those on iShuffles. Stick a cd on your spindle thing and rip it in a few seconds... That'd be so cool.

What's the second thing?

comment by graham on 05.07.09 at 14:28
Homebrew B&O-style wallmount cd changer. Only it would be ghetto-rigged so you plug the audio jack into the player holding the cd you want to listen to.

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