Repurpose an unused portable CD player


[Ariel] liked the look of the Muji wall mounted CD player. He set out to build his own, posting a how-to that documents his project. The custom paperboard case contains a portable CD player, two portable speakers with amplifier, and a pull-string switch to turn it on and off. With mp3 players sending portable CD players the way of the dodo, and with the proliferation of powered mini-speakers this is a thrift-store build waiting to happen.

[via Boing Boing Gadgets]


  1. googfan says:

    Now all it needs is a few leds.

    Does anyone else think that hackaday should have a comment rating system? like the thums up thumbs down of youtube?

    o yeah, first comment twice in a row.

  2. AudioCra-Z says:

    Very nice. and yes, there should be a rating. The second link is fubar.

  3. IceBrain says:

    Nice project, too bad I don’t really listen to CD’s anymore, those I buy I always rip and stash the box away.

    Btw, the link seems to be down :(

  4. Patrick says:

    What sacrilege is this? There is not a single arduino in this project!

    Just kidding…this is actually a pretty neat idea.

  5. stereoharold says:

    It seems the design is acually based on MUJI’s wall mounted cd player (quite famous design in japan)

  6. stereoharold says:

    Arg, just read the first line of the post. ignore my previous post :P

  7. archaic0 says:

    I have an old MP3 discman sitting in a drawer, me thinks it will be dissected soon… I think some etched plexi and blue accent lights will be in order though, the plain design here based on the Japan one is a little too plain for me.

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