I am working on ripping a few thousand CDs to MP3 for the college run radio station at school. Instead of sticking each CD in one by one by hand, I want to build or find a robot to insert them for me. If you look up "cd-rom autoloader" on Google Image Search you find some examples of what I'm looking for except that they make you pay for the CD-R/DVD-R and the hard drives that do caching. I just need their robotic arm!
Does anyone have any tips or ideas? Especially on how to pick up CDs from a pile without scratching them too much and put them in a CD-ROM drive?
Thank you! Ian