Energy & Sustainability
DIY Pioneer Aux Input (MP3 to Car)

mp3car.jpgGreat project to add your MP3 player to your car (Cool MAKE Photo too!) “Over the past couple of years I have upgraded my Pioneer Car CD changer to meet my needs. I went from a 6CD to a 12CD and now I have a portable MP3 player I want to connect. Pioneer offers an auxiliary adapter (CDRB-10) for ~$40 or an iPod adapter (CD-IB100) for ~$130. The auxiliary adapter appears to be a simple input-to-RCA-out, so I decided to make an aux adapter myself for ~$6. A quick tally of the cost of the parts listed is ~$12 bucks but you’ll have plenty of wire for your future projects and an extra stereo jack“. Link.

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  1. This google’d pretty high up, so I think posting a link to the article I ended up using might help out some people seeking out an easy DIY solution to this problem. I think a more effective and certainly cheaper solution for those looking to accomplish what this hack offers, can be found here:

    The difference between the link I just posted and the link in the article, is that the one I posted uses more “freely-available” type materials, whereas the article’s link utilizes a storebought cable for the end-result. Most hacker/DIY – types will have all of the pieces mentioned in my link on hand, rather than having to purchase a CD-Changer cable.


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