HOW TO – Turn a baby monitor into a wireless amp

Music Technology

Jovial Cynic shares details on his baby-monitor/mandolin-amp mod –

Lately, I’ve taken an interest in wireless technology. I love the idea that one can take raw audio signals and send them through the air and pick them up in a remote location. Having several small children, I happen to have a wireless device handy: a baby monitor. It’s a simple device; it simply has a microphone on one box and a speaker on the other. It’s just a remote listening device.

Today, I decided to hack the baby monitor to see if I could cut the microphone out of system and run wires from my electric mandolin in its place.

Camera work in the above video waws performed by the maker’s 4 year old daughter! I suspect how-to’s from toddlers are right around the corner. – Link

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