Bluetooth multimedia remote

[Mathieu] spent three months developing this multimedia remote control. It connects to a PC via USB or Bluetooth and communicates with Winamp to pull down track information for display on a Nokia LCD screen. It can also be used as a wireless headset via the two on-board jacks. [Mettieu] thinks it’s just a small hop away from working as a Skype client if you take the time to write a plugin for that API.


  1. zool says:

    not bad, yeah could be used for other stuff

    i always thought winamp should have made their own mp3 player (i mean like an ipod/zune/etc..)

  2. concino says:

    Winamp has WWWWinamp application that allows you to control winamp on any browser. So all you need is a web enabled phone and you are in business.

    if you are using iTunes, you can use Remote application to control your music from your iPhone.

    I like the fact that you can attach your headphones to it, but I rather use my phone instead of carrying purpose build tool with me.

  3. beernutz says:

    That is VERY cool. Is it really 2 years old?

  4. Osgeld says:

    looks like shit

  5. Hitek146 says:

    Yea, doesn’t look that refined, visually speaking, but, man, this is a great idea(and awesome post)!

  6. nnx says:

    Why is it that so many awesome hacks look like crap?
    Its not just this one, the plasticbottle recycling looked crappy too.
    Is it too much to put a milling bit in your drill press and mill out the casing properly?

  7. jones says:

    I think it looks great, better than what I could do. Wonder if it works in MPD also?

  8. mowcius says:

    “looks like shit”
    Oh osgeld, you are so discrete :p

    The case could so with a major revamp but the idea and interface looks great. Must have been a lot of work.

  9. limpkin says:

    Hey Guys,

    Unfortunately i had only one week to make the casing, that’s why it was not really well finished… and yes it is 2 years old!
    Thanks for your comments anyway :)
    Have a look at my blog, and there are plenty of other projects that might interest you

  10. lucky says:

    only winamp and skype? Why not vlc? Why not firefox ? Why not youtube via a firefox plugin? A status indicator?(tempterature, battery) a mail notifier? in short, this could be a remote “status bar” of the computer.

  11. Anon says:

    ‘looks like shit’? Very useful comment Osgeld.

    Allow me to feed the future troll:

    This bluetooth remote looks way better than your Nes thing:

    Mathieu 1 – Osgeld 0

  12. Kiddi says:

    I like this build :) Well thought out and well executed (Tho the case does need work)…

    Osgeld : Deep, insightful, well thought out comments abound.

    nnx : Is someone forcing you to spend money on that? Who cares how it works as long as it works and the maker is happy with it.

  13. magetoo says:

    Yeah Osgeld, try to be more continuous next time.

    Cool project though, despite the poor choice of image to show it off. (I’d imagine he’s managed a better looking case by now.)

  14. JohnSmith says:

    Say what you will about his case, that’s a nice, clean writeup. Wish all hackers took as much time detailing their designs.

  15. Osgeld says:

    “Say what you will about his case”

    no dont do that, every asshat in the world will start jumping your case

  16. clinton says:

    Great post and a solid project. It seems like it can have many uses, and Bluetooth is always better than that IR stuff.

  17. Anon says:

    Osgeld, totally agree with you. A dog-ass ugly visual (for me at least) implies the quality of the rest of the guts. (i.e. coding practices, etc)

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