Cell Phone to Sound Board for only $20!

I have successfully finished yet another garage-shop electronics project that actually WORKS!

Tuesday, Pastor Mike at Rez announced that in two weeks, when they’re on their short-term missions trip to India, they’ll be performing yet another Skype call in to 6:33 pm. However, the last two or three times they’ve been anywhere, they’ve tried this, and every time it’s been a rig. Here’s how they did it: a laptop on their end runs Skype, the Mac computer on our end runs Skype, but the bandwidth is low enough that we can only manage video. The audio cuts in and out. So for audio, we do a regular cellphone call (and use the headphone jack on the phone to pipe it into the sound board at church). And on top of that, we relied on the built-in mic in the cell phone to pick up any audio for the overseas guys to hear. A really poor setup to say the least. And each time, I’ve promised to come up with a better solution for next time.

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Brant in Afghanistan

So I was listening to the friendly dj’s on WayFM, of whom Brant Hanson is in Afganistan is on a short term missions trip. He’s been talking for a couple weeks about ‘donate blankets to new moms and I’ll see that they make it when I go next month. Well, the time for buying blankets is over and now the organization is taking just plain money. Well, I’m all into it now, and I feel like doing something. What, I don’t know yet, because I got Mom all into it too. We’ll see.

In either case, here’s the link they’ve been into all week long: http://www.helpcurenow.org/site/c.nvI1IeNYJyE/b.5546033/k.524/Mornings_with_Brant_teams_up_with_CURE.htm