__/ [ Bill Marcum ] on Friday 05 May 2006 10:49 \__
> On Fri, 5 May 2006 02:47:09 -0700, Byron Collins
> <bcollins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Here's another cool idea I thought of:
>> You know those toy FM radio microphones that can
>> broadcast at a short distance away from a radio or stereo system
>> FM radio band.
>> I wonder can someone "market" a Visor springboard module that
>> can make use of the build-in microphone in the Visors to broadcast
>> locally on a FM radio channel / band?
> You can buy an FM transmitter that plugs into a headphone jack.
*sigh* Boy, this brings back memories. *smirk* My dad had this FM
radio-based headphones set. After he had broken it I took the transmitter
and attached it to my stereo, using the headphone jack. In principle, this
could be connected to /any/ device with a headphone jack for output.
Anyhoo... that transmitter fed an RCA tuner that I already had. I could
run it on batteries while I was in the garden, wittout draining much
battery life. So essentially I could tune in, using a radio, to any device
in the house, rather than rely on commercials-infested air channels, as
well as music I never favoured.
This goes quite a few years back (last decade), so at the time, this
seemed like a cunning idea to a mid-teen such as myself. *smile*
They have become a lot smaller and they look much hipper than what I had...
With kind regards,