28th February 2005 06:49 PM
What to do with an old mp3 player
Im a novice hobbyist and am trying to figure out a use for my old 6 GB Creative Nomad Jukebox. Can any one think of an idea i could use its components for. I was thinking about making its 6 GB harddrive into an external USB harddrive. Is that possible or would the firmware on the drive mess it up. Either way, does anyone have any cool ideas?
28th February 2005 07:23 PM
ok new idea
I talked to a friend who told me the firmware on Creatives stuff won't allow an external harddrive, but i have a new idea. An mp3 car deck. Anyone who could help this happen?
28th February 2005 07:58 PM
i have an old 20GB archos mp3 player. a few month ago i was thinkin bout making ti for my car. its still collectig dust on my shelf
28th February 2005 08:15 PM
Re: ok new idea
Originally Posted by maverick5
28th February 2005 08:54 PM
:lol: @ Bonxer
Wow, you guys are mentioning old harddrive players with 8 and 20 GB. I have an OLD Rio PMP 300 w/ 8MB of storage. The belt clip snapped first thing. The battery compartment latch broke and is held shut with a rubber band. Still works though.
28th February 2005 11:29 PM
Cute idea with the velcro and tape adapter, but im more interested in making a better sounding, direct connection with the car stereo aka a built-in-dash unit. I have a brand new alpine deck in my car but it doesnt have a harddrive in it, i thought it would be cool to make a seperate harddrive unit. i think i have the basic idea of how to power it from the car(and no not with a dc adapter) and how to wire the audio to the car(again, not with a tape adapter) but my problem is how i can move the controls to the front of the panel, and then make a switch to switch between the alpine deck and the harddrive deck. The MP3 player is made by creative and is the original jukebox they made, it looks like a cd player with the controls on top. Anyone have a clue how i could remove the switches and lcd screen from the player, attatch them to some sort of faceplate, then reconnect them with wires? Like i said im only a novice.
1st March 2005 12:04 AM
Yeah, just desolder the switches, solder small wires in its place, and then resolder the switches to the wires this time, and mount the switches on some sort of faceplate you design.
1st March 2005 02:46 AM
can i replace that volume wheel with a standard pot? if so like ohm pot should i use. Any other cool add ons i could do or anyone could think of. Integrating the decks? Switching system? anything...
1st March 2005 04:47 PM
dj mixing? take the final sound out put of mp3(it saves alot of time rather than going back into the system) get what ever you want eg. graphic equalizer, bass bost, treble, component mixing ect. (u can get alot cheap working bits and pieces at your loacl tip/dump).
is this any good, i'm only fourteen and self taught please comment.
2nd March 2005 12:03 AM
all of these buttons are surface mounted to the pc board. how hard would it be to solder wires to the board and then move the buttons? to me it would seem really hard. how about soldering wires to where the buttons are, leaving the buttons on the board, then connecting the other end to a seperate button. would that work? will it just bypass the other button?
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