I hooked up the speaker and amplifier last night to test the bluetooth board, and it works. Pretty loud.
Images shows the settings of CoolTerm and the default settings as says in the PDF specs for this bluetooth device. I also attached a screen grab of my iPad connected to it ready to send audio.
So far I have lights on this bluetooth board and have it hooked up to the FTDI board, trying to get it working. I got https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/31352/coolterm and it's just a simple plug in USB cable and set settings.
I pulled the GPIO9 port to the ground port of the battery power to get...