My mother is always asking me to rip CDs to her Ipod for her. She can't or won't learn to DIY. Anyway, I was thinking the other day that it would be cool if a hardware device could be built to do this. I did some searching, Natch, and This came up. The problem is the device is not available yet. Or I would buy one. So in order to DIY I think I would need 4 basic components, an external CD drive, a Raspberry Pi, a wift adapter for the Pi, & mom's ipod.
My primary stumbling block is coming up with what software to put on the Pi. All It would need to do is rip the CD when inserted, store songs in temporary memory, find ID3 info, transfer song data to Ipod, & then delete the song data & be ready for the next disc.
I would need this thing to be both Cletus Spuckler & Homer simpson proof in terms of simplicity.