Andrew Armstrong


Teardown Lab - Belkin FM Music Streamer Handsfree
Ok fine, I am plainly obsessed with Bluetooth hands-free solutions right now, so sue me!

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Andrew Armstrong


Teardown Lab - Ultimate Chrysler Jeep Bluetooth Radio Hack
Want to make your own Bluetooth hands-free interface? you can, its easy. Don't waste money on expensive kits, just build your own!
As you can see this is for a radio that did not even support a wired Aux connection, using the same technique you can add a wired or BT audio hookup to any radio with an optical drive.
Look for the MBC05-CAR-AT module and you can make as many as you like!

Manufacturer: http://www.smartdesign.com.tw/prodts/Wireless/MBC05-CAR/MBC05-CAR.html

Datasheet: http://www.datasheetspdf.com/datasheet/MBC05-CAR-AT.html

Supplier: http://www.taiwantrade.com/product/car-bluetooth-module-431061.html

Andrew Armstrong


Teardown Lab - GROM BT3 Retrofit Car bluetooth Kit
This really is a nice kit, but actually turned out to be an expensive disappointment to me. Still, that is another story for another day!
Considering this is a technical product the level of technical support is pretty glib, more boiler-room than engineers, so do watch out.
Be warned, although the Chrysler connector looks the same, they re-tasked it in later models for totally different functions, so really check the model guide.
Amazon have these for various models:
USA: http://amzn.to/2ojkdSh
UK: http://amzn.to/2pwkNNC

Andrew Armstrong


Teardown Lab - Angry Dad Cyber Robot Build
I do the decent dad thing and build my son a robot kit. Never work with kids or animals!
Its an ok kit after all, pretty robust for kids, however, you do need them to be in charge of your phone to play with it, I am not too sure about that :)
Available on Amazon:
USA: http://amzn.to/2nDIYJw
UK: http://amzn.to/2mVTrCS

Andrew Armstrong


8bitdo NES30 Bluetooth Retro Gamepad
This is a nice retro wireless pad, but its functionality is a lot more than meets the eye!
Definitely has the look of a Nintendo Entertainment System controller, but with the extra functionality you need to be able to live with it as a daily game-pad!
Plenty of vendors selling these on Amazon:
USA: http://amzn.to/2kGuKYD
UK: http://amzn.to/2l35NHF