I wouldn’t call myself a newbie or an expert,
I’m more a Jack of all trades, and out of the box tinkerer.
That was me introducing myself, as this is my first post.
I am not looking for firmware , but I am looking for recommendations to where to start so I could write or modify my own ., code documentation , tools , ect.
My desire started when I read this ;
Turning an off the shelf CD drive into a chemical analysis device, now thats a MacGyver mod.
I previously assumed media detection , laser power , disk speed and a host of other parameters were hardwired and hidden from the drive interface. I see now the power of firmware and feel compelled to start tinkering.