Radio Rehab – Now with sound

Over the last few years I have had a dream of converting an old broken radio into a bluetooth enabled system.

So far I have purchased:

I have now started to put all of these parts together.  Right now it has just been cobbled together on the kitchen table.  It will eventually need to be moved into the Old radio case.

Items that still need to be selected include a small set of speakers and possibly some switches.

To put it all together I had to do a little bit of soldering.

Amplifier
Amplifier
IMG_6638
12v to 5v Converter
Bluetooth adapter with the case removed
Power to Bluetooth adapter
IMG_6642
Powered on bluetooth adapter
IMG_6643
Connecting Power from Amplifier to the 12v input of the converter
IMG_6646
Everything put together

 

 

 

Jimmy’s Photoshoot

I decided it was time to get an updated Profile shot for LinkedIn, so I asked Heath to take a few pictures of me.  The results are far better than I expected they would be.  Thanks Heath, www.quietcrow.org

© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
© H. Davis Photography
Tracking health and activity

 

Activity Monitoring:
I use and recommend the Misfit Shine, not only is this a nice product for monitoring Activity levels, the company has good support and stands behind their product.  They have replace two of the devices I have.
Weight Monitoring:
This one is expensive, but by monitoring my weight everyday I have lost 30+ lbs.
Blood Pressure Monitor: (I have one like this)
Each of these items send data to their own website, and to an App on my iPhone.
The Health App on iPhone allows you to view all of the data in one place.
The next step is to use: Ifttt.com to record this data into a google docs sheet.
An example of one of these recipes is: