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I am a Co Founder for the North Georgia Ghostbusters and I am an amateur prop maker mostly Ghostbusters gear
  • Ghostbusters MT500 Radio With Bluetooth Upgrade

    hey wanted to update, was able to use the cheapie chinese bluetooth speaker to modify my MT500 radio. When I took it apart it had momentary contact switches instead of the membrane type switches that the motorola T215 had that caused me to have problems. the switches had easy to locate and solder onto solder points so I was able to get everything working. I was able to recycle the existing radio speaker and microphone in the radio and verified that everything works on it. Sound quality could be a bit better, but it's not terrible. In fact it sounds more like a real walkie talkie radio would sound like. My next mod to the radio was to purchase one of the Spirit Halloween radios that came out this year and remove and move the sound board from it into the MT500 to create a hybrid mod. It w...

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    hey wanted to update, was able to use the cheapie chinese bluetooth speaker to modify my MT500 radio. When I took it apart it had momentary contact switches instead of the membrane type switches that the motorola T215 had that caused me to have problems. the switches had easy to locate and solder onto solder points so I was able to get everything working. I was able to recycle the existing radio speaker and microphone in the radio and verified that everything works on it. Sound quality could be a bit better, but it's not terrible. In fact it sounds more like a real walkie talkie radio would sound like. My next mod to the radio was to purchase one of the Spirit Halloween radios that came out this year and remove and move the sound board from it into the MT500 to create a hybrid mod. It wasn't a 100 percent successful mod as I had to use the same reed switch I used to get the push to talk button working on the radio. If I don't have the bluetooth board turned on when I switch on the sound board I get the first clip played, but nothing further unless I toggle the power again and then it plays the first clip. If I turn on the bluetooth board first then turn on the sound board it works normally and cycles through the clips when I press the button. Not a deal breaker as I can just turn off bluetooth on my phone before I turn it on but wasn't what I wanted it to do.

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  • Ghostbusters MT500 Radio With Bluetooth Upgrade

    I managed to destroy that circuit board and the ribbon connector between it and the main board tore on me so I kept the battery pack out of it and threw the rest away. I may have another solution though. I have a cheapie chinese bluetooth speaker that my company gave out at trade shows and to employees that had our company logo (at the time) on it, that I believe will be compatible. I took it apart and checked the connections and everything has good soldered connections on the underside of the board for the click switches on the circuit board. I should be able to solder wires onto those connections pretty easily. only downside is I may have to wire in an on/off switch to the battery as the toggle switch to turn it on isn't really in a good spot to allow me to easily turn it on and off ...

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    I managed to destroy that circuit board and the ribbon connector between it and the main board tore on me so I kept the battery pack out of it and threw the rest away. I may have another solution though. I have a cheapie chinese bluetooth speaker that my company gave out at trade shows and to employees that had our company logo (at the time) on it, that I believe will be compatible. I took it apart and checked the connections and everything has good soldered connections on the underside of the board for the click switches on the circuit board. I should be able to solder wires onto those connections pretty easily. only downside is I may have to wire in an on/off switch to the battery as the toggle switch to turn it on isn't really in a good spot to allow me to easily turn it on and off by opening the battery door.

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  • DoctorEvil30564 commented on sshipway's instructable Repair a Broken Series 3 TiVo2 months ago
    Repair a Broken Series 3 TiVo

    per chance would you have a disk image for winmfs for a 160GB Tivo HD model number tcd652160? I found a Tivo HD in our e-waste bin with a note on it that it has a lifetime subscription on it, but the hard drive is missing for it. wanted to try to revive it and I'm not keen on spending 20 bucks (or more) for used drives for them from eBay.

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  • Ghostbusters MT500 Radio With Bluetooth Upgrade

    Ran into a major problem. I'm having trouble finding the spots where I'm supposed to solder the wires from the Reed switch to on the circuit board. The push button got too hot and fell off so I think I may be screwed. As it stands I can't answer calls on the radio but if I answer on my phone everything else works

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  • Ghostbusters MT500 Radio With Bluetooth Upgrade

    I'm curious, did you ever wire up the toggle switch for the MT500 radio to turn the T215 blue tooth board on and off so you do not have to take the battery door off to turn it on? Also was wondering if you knew of any place to get the radio traffic sound clips to use as the ringtone and alert notification sounds? I attempted to do this instructable but my MT500 had a mangled push to talk button rod so I couldn't get it to work. I've ordered a couple more MT500 radios with the hopes of being able to do the mod on one of the two, and if I'm successful I may modify the second radio for a team member in my group.

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  • DIY Bitcoin Lottery With Raspberry Pi

    If you want to increase your chances of earning, I'd strong recommend joining a mining pool. while you will not earn an entire bitcoin, you should be able to steadily earn smaller units that eventually will pay off. thanks for sharing your guide. I'm going to give this a try as I have a raspberry pi model B+ just sitting that would probably still work just fine as a dedicated cgminer controller

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  • DoctorEvil30564 commented on JonP10's instructable Life Size Slimer Halloween Replica1 year ago
    Life Size Slimer Halloween Replica

    Very nicely done!! I wouldn't mind having one like this to display when my Ghostbusters Group does public events. I've been looking at the slimer they sell at the spirit halloween store but just haven't been able to justify the costs even when using one of their 20% off coupons, especially since I've already spent a good chunk just buying the new gear for this year (ecto goggles, ghost trap, PKE Meter, and of course that sweet hat that they have).

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  • DoctorEvil30564 commented on robogeekinc's instructable Arduino Nano Compatible LEDs1 year ago
    Arduino Nano Compatible LEDs

    OK one other question, in order to power the arduino I'd need to connect the negative lead from my battery pack to the ground pin and then connect the positive lead to the 5V pin right? I bought several of the elegoo arduino nano clones. to use. Also is it possible to run a nano board using a 2xAA battery box enclosure? I ask because I tried soldering the leads to one of my nano clone boards and when I put the batteries in it it appears to power up, it shows the L led as blinking (as I haven't uploaded a sketch to it yet). I need to power 2 green LEDs to stay on while the arduino nano has power and then I want to hook up 3 more to create a random blinking effect to create a "power" bar on the inside of the lights. I'm ok with the LEDs being dim, as I need to be able to look th...

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    OK one other question, in order to power the arduino I'd need to connect the negative lead from my battery pack to the ground pin and then connect the positive lead to the 5V pin right? I bought several of the elegoo arduino nano clones. to use. Also is it possible to run a nano board using a 2xAA battery box enclosure? I ask because I tried soldering the leads to one of my nano clone boards and when I put the batteries in it it appears to power up, it shows the L led as blinking (as I haven't uploaded a sketch to it yet). I need to power 2 green LEDs to stay on while the arduino nano has power and then I want to hook up 3 more to create a random blinking effect to create a "power" bar on the inside of the lights. I'm ok with the LEDs being dim, as I need to be able to look through the lenses to see while I've got them on.

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  • DoctorEvil30564 commented on robogeekinc's instructable Arduino Nano Compatible LEDs1 year ago
    Arduino Nano Compatible LEDs

    this looks like a great instructable for me to follow to try my hand with on programming a elegoo Arduino nano board to control some LED lights on a pair of ecto-goggles I'm putting together.Is it possible to setup the code to add LEDs that will stay lit up in addition to having the ones that blink in the code?

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