How can I make a CD player from a CD ROM for my truck?

Hey. I saw an Instructable awhile back that detailed how to make a "ghetto" CD player for a vehicle from an old computer CD drive. Can't find it now. I have an old beater pickup that I want to enhance with this silly project. Can anyone help?

Re-design7 years ago
There are several instructables like <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-CD-Player-or-Stand-Alone-CD-ROM-drive/">this one</a> that describe the steps to make a stand alone unit out of a computer cd drive. You might have to figure out the power to make it work in your truck, I didn't look to see if any of them were set up to just run off 12V.<br />
brandegor (author)  Re-design7 years ago
Yes, I too found several instructables, but none on how to use it off of 12 volts, ant that's the part I don't  know how to do, since I'm a dunce with electronics...
Use one of <a href="http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062599">these</a> to convert the 12 v to 5 volts. Google 7805 for more details.<br />
pezoma926 years ago
Hii EVRYONE..HOW TO CONVERT CDROM WITHOUT AUDIO JACK..CAN ANYONE HELP ME