This Audio Playback Adaptor for CD-ROM Drives was released with a Silicon Chip article back in November 2007, approaching two decades ago.
I just purchased the last two available from Jaycar, they no longer have any stock.
I now own three of these babies, and it is my hope that I can use their components to build some electronics that implements enough of the ATA protocol to unlock OG Xbox hard drives. I reckon my chances of success are pretty slim, but it will be fun trying!
This is them:
They’ve been on the shelf in a warehouse for years, check out how dirty they were:
For the record here is a screenshot of this item on the Jaycar website after I purchased all their stock:
Today I came across these:
So I got myself a 1set AM / FM stereo AM radio kit / DIY CF210SP electronic production suite. Here’s me preparing to put it together…
And here’s me failing with the surface mount integrated circuit and ruining the circuit board:
I think now it’s time to learn more about SMD soldering and to check out those who came before: CF210SP.
Here’s a picture of the PCB I ruined:
On my wishlist is an Elenco 500-in-One Electronic Project Lab.
// 2022-09-18 jj5 – NOTE: I now own two of these.