when i read the title i was like "how a pi can read cds anyway ??"
an accurate title would me more like
"Raspberry Pi Zero Fitted in Laptop Optical Drive Bay"
"How to fit a Rasperry pi zero inside your laptop's optical drive bay"
Still, i don't understand ho he connects to the pi ? i guess the pi is configured to connect on his wifi, and he acces trough it ?
it means that when traveling he would need to bring the wifi router with him ?
(can't mock him, i crossed the Atlantic with my entire rig, PSU, Mobo, heatsink, fans, HDDS, GPU ahah)
I agree, this title is misleading. From the title, I was expecting a project where the Pi Zero was EMULATING the optical drive, where one might load an .ISO to the Pi Zero, and the Pi Zero presented the .ISO as a physical CD/DVD/BRay to the host computer through its SATA port. I was excited about that prospect, especially considering it could possibly be adapted to other uses, like consoles that have failed optical drives.
Rigth, that would be great. However having a raspberry Zero there with all its connectivity .. I would use the available space to buffer the Raspberry's GPIO to avoid electrical damaging of the whole system.