acquired an old 6 cd changer. gutted it. ordered all the components, checked sizes to ensure they all fit in the case.
need to investigate making a frame similar to the one used in Loot. otherwise I have no idea how I shall mount all the components in the thing.
get an infrared receiver and remote hooked up and running.
now the really hard part. build the hardware to make all the buttons on the front work like they would have if it were a real cd changer. will have to design hardware, and probably write drivers for it. possibly write drivers that call windows api methods? or look up how all those media keyboards get access to the common stuff to make the volume, play/pause and whatnot work for everything.
this is a project for dad, so windows will probably sadly be the OS it ends up running. that doesn't mean it has to be the only OS tested though...
--Chazz 00:37, 28 February 2007 (CST)