Dan Glickman's CD
The CD Jukebox is
constructed from three printer mechanism, one used for forward
movement, one for horizontal movement, and one for vertidal
movement. Those three print mechs are attached to the wooden
gantry. The wooden gantry is attached onto two metal sliders
moved by a stepper motor, belt and pulley to enable forward
movement. It uses the electromagnetic ability of a solenoid to
operate the gripper/claw that picks up the CD;s which are in two CD
containers that can hold up to 25 CDs each, and places the desired CD
into the CD-ROM drive and then plays the CD. All this is only
confined to a 16" by 16" sanded, finished and sealed piece of plywood.
How it works: First,
you enter which one of the 25 CDs you would like to listen to.
Then the gantry moves forward and the gripper/claw shuffles through the
CDs to pick the one you selected. Next, the gripper/claw picks up
the selected CD and the vertical printer mechanism moves over toward
the CD-ROM drive. The CD-ROM drive tray comes out and the
gripper/claw moves down thanks to the vertical printer mech and places
the CD into the CD-ROM drive. After that, the CD-ROM drive with
the CD int eh tray closes. Finally, the media player opens up and
you can listen to your music.