We then waited for our gifts.
And got nothing.
I was put back into the pool and got re-matched instantly. Jenn's Secret Santa had marked that they shipped, but nothing ever showed up. She marked that she didn't get anything but wasn't re-matched this time.
Yesterday, I got the first of two boxes that my re-match sent.
|Oh no, Johnny Five! You've been Empire Strikes Back C3PO'ed.|
|On the workbench|
I don't have a bluetooth speaker and having one on my workbench would be nice. Having to fix my gift isn't really a problem, I was just hoping it was fixable. With as loud as that static was, this would be a great speaker to use while I work.
So, I did a little futzing around and came to the idea that the non-removable battery probably died (as a lot of people on Jawbone's website complain about). I disassembled it the rest of the way...
|1.21 Gigawatts later|
It looks like the battery was spitting out 3.3v. So, I desoldered the original batter and put on my own. I have a USB->Serial board that I have been using to load some ESP8266's with that puts out 3.3v from USB plug. So I hooked it up and it worked fine. Now, leaving it plugged in this way kind of defeats the purpose of being a portable speaker, so I started looking for a replacement and realized that it takes the same battery as...
|Now you are Playing with Power!|
The Nintendo DS.
I have a few of these batteries spare from repairing systems, so I soldered it on and let it charge.
The speaker works great. Now I just need to reassemble it.
And now it has been reassembled and is playing music via bluetooth on battery power.