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  • Retro-Mod - Bluetooth Speaker Madness

    Here's a coincidence. I saw the same radio in an antique store in Dallas, Texas. I love the design of that bakelite cabinet. The difference is my mind went straight to that round hole and how nice a new Amazon 3rd Generation Echo Dots would sound and how its size is just right for that speaker hole. Yep, it's in there. I added an LED circuit powered by the Dot's power supply. I've got it all wired to the power switch of the radio, but I tend to leave it on. I fall asleep nightly listening to it by saying this like "Alexa, play Zoomer Radio Station", "Alexa, set a sleep timer for 30 minutes", and "Alexa, turn off the bedroom light". While I collect vintage radios and have several that are fully functional, I think the cabinet designers of this radi...

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    Here's a coincidence. I saw the same radio in an antique store in Dallas, Texas. I love the design of that bakelite cabinet. The difference is my mind went straight to that round hole and how nice a new Amazon 3rd Generation Echo Dots would sound and how its size is just right for that speaker hole. Yep, it's in there. I added an LED circuit powered by the Dot's power supply. I've got it all wired to the power switch of the radio, but I tend to leave it on. I fall asleep nightly listening to it by saying this like "Alexa, play Zoomer Radio Station", "Alexa, set a sleep timer for 30 minutes", and "Alexa, turn off the bedroom light". While I collect vintage radios and have several that are fully functional, I think the cabinet designers of this radio would be amazed that we're using them to tune in the world and play music in 2019, and, in my case, do it by voice. Thanks for posting your great Instructable.

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  • dermbrian commented on A.J.B.'s instructable Modern Bookshelf2 years ago
    Modern Bookshelf

    So, I was surprised to see these EXTREMELY similar shelves on Amazon today. Have you seen them? I've always wanted to build yours, but don't have a room suitable for them (yet). http://www.amazon.com/Baxton-Studio-FP-8DS-Shelf-3A-Bookshelf/dp/B00J8RUQW8/ref=sr_1_39?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1457909848&sr=1-39&keywords=curio+shelf

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