Yay I can solder! Please show me where to get a simple, inexpensive DAC (USB) kit, preferably < $50. Inspired by
I made a "tactile metronome" kit
and it worked perfectly! Having been forced to take E-Mag and that basic computer wiring hardware breadboard lab in college, turns out actual soldering isn't that hard. Now I want to make something useful, and my stereo is lame and failing.
So, connecting my old laptop to some speakers seems like a good idea, and I can easily whip up a wooden case using my router and drill and stuff. I think. Also glue and maybe SuGru.
I just need to find an easy way to make a digital-to-analog thingie. Analog connectors can be whatever, I guess. Digital side should probably be USB. Googling, so far, gets sites which seem to assume I know 5% more than I do (oh, jargon), or else kits to make lights blink or sirens.
Any ideas? Links? Tutors in the NC Triangle? Recipes? Apparently Radio Shack has what I'd need, but I'd still need a recipe.