Rotary-dial bluetooth desk phone

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Rotary-dial bluetooth desk phone

Postby Theo » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:55 pm

From SparkFun; seen on Gizmag.
Price is $250, though; makes me wonder if maybe some of us could do something similar for, oh, let's say 1/10th that cost?

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Re: Rotary-dial bluetooth desk phone

Postby Nicholas Lee » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:17 am

i want me some bakelite phones!

but bluetooth modules are a bit expensive no?

unless someone has a spare they want to donate.

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Re: Rotary-dial bluetooth desk phone

Postby Theo » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:19 am

Nicholas Lee wrote:but bluetooth modules are a bit expensive no?

Not necessarily. :) And that's just some stuff available new online.

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Re: Rotary-dial bluetooth desk phone

Postby DanBackslide » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:31 pm

Bluetooth modules are pretty cheap if you rip 'em out of an old ear-thingy. (One of these days I'll get around to tearing mine apart, and stick it into the old rotary butt set I have...)
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Re: Rotary-dial bluetooth desk phone

Postby uptownmaker » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:55 pm

They're even cheaper if you "acquire" them from your employer...

My company makes a Bluetooth-using sensor that I'll be responsible for pretty soon. I don't know exactly how it works (I'll be going to Portland in April for training), but I'm betting more than one of those babies is going to find its way into the trash over the next couple of years, and you know what that means...

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Re: Rotary-dial bluetooth desk phone

Postby Theo » Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:23 pm

Um, I'm sure I don't really need to mention this, but just as long as it actually belongs in the trash, y'know. Right?

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Re: Rotary-dial bluetooth desk phone

Postby uptownmaker » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:41 am

Of course it belongs in the trash!

I perform a valuable service- my company pays by the pound to recycle this stuff, so the more I cart off and use at home, the less they pay. Plus, when I take the non-recyclables out (plastic and stuff) it reduces their weight, too!

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Re: Rotary-dial bluetooth desk phone

Postby Theo » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:43 am

OK no problem... it was the quotes around "acquire" that alarmed me a bit. Good deal.
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Re: Rotary-dial bluetooth desk phone

Postby hootenanny » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:18 pm

uptownmaker wrote:Of course it belongs in the trash!

I perform a valuable service- my company pays by the pound to recycle this stuff, so the more I cart off and use at home, the less they pay. Plus, when I take the non-recyclables out (plastic and stuff) it reduces their weight, too!

once we get a shop, i'm hoping to "acquire" furniture and storage for the group from my work in the same manner. one of my coworkers has already said that she'd notify me if anything useful needs to be disposed of.


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