2020-01-17 - burning visual patterns on CDs

around mid of my studies we had a lab with a very unusual task – to record data on a floppy disk, that would create a magnetic pattern. these were checked only conceptually (i.e. if all required steps were taken into account), as it is hard to check these very weak, magnetic patterns w/o specialized equipment (and probably quite a bit of a free time ;)). we thought it would be nice to do the same kind of a trick but with a CD – this time it would be visual, thus trivial to verify correctness. unfortunately back at that time cd recorders were still relatively expensive and not a common thing to have, thus we stopped there… and never got back to it again.

recently i have talked with a colleague of mine at work about that… the concept sound to be easy to come across, and thus not likely no1 ever did that… and guess what – some1 made a PoC that created visually visible images on burned CDs, by tinkering with the data stream to be recorded. ;)

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