With necessity being the mother of all inventions, Alec who required a way to hook up an IDE DVD drive using USB decided to use the circuit board of an old USB hard drive enclosure, connecting it to his DVD drive instead. The results were almost instantaneous – the cobbled-together device was recognized and was up and running in a snap. Sounds like the perfect weekend project for netbook owners who need an optical drive. If you’re an avid DIY fan, then this ought to gain your attention for a while before you look at other interesting projects.
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