My Home Built media player

When I found out about a program; COM-port Winamp that could control the mp3 player win-amp through the com port I set out to make my own control panel. The wiring diagram is even included with the program.

com port panel Here's what the panel looks like.

wiring Here's where I attached the wires from an old serial cable.

Wiring Then I ran the cable out and plugged it into the serial port!

completeNow I can play mp3s without using the keyboard or mouse.screen shot

If you enjoy playing around with using the comm port to control your computer take a look at Termie: A Simple RS232 Terminal.