diy posted by

Desktop Email Notification Bell

There is a very distinct difference between a digital sound coming from your computer, and another that is being produced from an actual instrument. Sure you can have a “bell tone” to give you a heads up if a message pops up, but what if you could actually have a bell go off every time you got a message?

Instructables has once again given us a project that will make sure we’re aware when any new notifications come up. Using a “front desk bell”, and a handmade electromagnet, the user would be informed any time a message showed up in the desktop email client. The electromagnet would receive an impulse from a microcontroller via USB that would sound the bell. This definitely seems to be an easy fix, and it has a sort of old-timey appeal that makes getting messages more interesting.

Scott – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

Comments are closed.

comments powered by Disqus

Side Advert

DHgate Cheap electronics gadgets

FB Like Box


Managing Editor:
Nigel Powell

Deputy Editor:
Donyae Coles
Editor at Large:
Dan Ferris
Senior Ecological Editor:
Debra Atlas
Senior Motoring Editor:
Nick Johnson
Reviews Editor:
Simon Bossuyt

Write For Us

Red Ferret Video Reviews