Bluetooth stereo bridge

bluetooth mouse

[Chris] had made a sturdy mount in his car for his iPAQ. He uses the iPAQ for directions and playing mp3s. After nearly ripping apart his line-in cable every time he took the iPAQ out of its cradle he decided to create a wireless solution. He chopped up a pair of HP FA303A Bluetooth headphones to extract the receiver portion. The headphone’s band is prone to breaking so it might be possible to find a damaged pair for cheap. The receiver was placed into an old mouse. Once the buttons were hooked up to the mouse buttons and a voltage regulator added the unit was ready to start streaming audio directly to the stereo.

Comments

  1. KuRTROedeger says:

    This has some usefullness to me. Thank yoU!

    –KurtRoedeger

  2. Singularis says:

    just so many random pieces of technology coming together to make something so useful; kudos on a nice job

  3. Tired2 says:

    Nice. For your pda software though, I reccomend PocketPlayer by “Conduit”? It rules.

  4. F13N[) says:

    it would be sweet to have one of these with a FM transmitter like the Belkin Tunecast or similar device built in. eliminating wires altogether

    -F13N[)

  5. Koko says:

    sweet. anyone going to make a one with video? now that would be

  6. god says:

    Video over bluetooth? Ha, it can barely do nice audio…

  7. Hans says:

    Sometimes you read an article and although it has no immediate use, it can give you a simple idea you never thought of before. I don’t have an ipaq, but all those wireless gadgets have to break sooner or later, don’t they? they can be a great source to scavenge a wireless transmitter/receiver. Do i see a sense of fear in my wireless mouse?

    *picking up scalpel*

    oh yeah, it’s fear allright!

  8. nexus says:

    iPaq doesnt have enough space on even a 1gb sd card to be usefull for music. I take my rio riot in the car with me. 20gb hd with a belkin male to male audio cable to the reciever. works great.

  9. terry says:

    Nice, simple hack. I wonder if a bluetooth receiver could be made to fit inside a cassette-tape adapter. That would be cool for XM or an ipod.

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