If you are an avid Public Radio Tulsa 89.5 listener like I am, you probably have had a “driveway moment”:
You just arrived back home with a riveting story in progress, but there is something urgent you need to be doing besides sitting and listening to the radio in your car.
So you dash indoors, turn on the radio, and try to continue listening while you do whatever is so all-fired important.
But wait, here’s the Public Radio Tulsa “Driveway Moment” Button!
From your driveway or garage, push the button on your key ring, and instantly start recording on your indoors Windows PC. Listen to the rest of the story when you have time.
Yes, in only one fast, easy stroke of your index finger!
This is a short how-to, since the hard work is in two previous posts.
- Do the hack described in detail in this post: Amazon Dash Button Hack: X10 wireless doorbell.
- Instead of creating the doorbell.bat file, create a KWGSrecord.bat file as described in this post: DIY online radio recorder (KWGS update). Change the number of seconds in that file from 10800 (3 hours) to 1800 (1/2 hour), or whatever length of time you want.
- Alter the text in DashButton.bat from the first post so it executes KWGSrecord.bat instead of doorbell.bat.
There, wasn’t that easy?
But it can be done, because I just tested it from both our garage and driveway.
You could also keep the button near where you listen to your home radio for spur-of-the-moment KWGS recording.
Yet another example of repurposing the Amazon Dash Button.
(By the way, the button’s product label can be peeled off, and replaced with a custom label if you wish. Or you might say it means a “Bounty” of good radio.)