Make Your Own Electronic Snail Mail Notifier

Checking if the mail has been delivered can be a pain. To solve this problem, DIY blog LowPowerLab put together a simple notification system that texts you when new mail arrives.

To build this, he's using an Arduino clone of his own, a sensor, RF signal and a battery. With that, the system can send him a text message every time the mailbox is opened. It won't work for every type of mailbox, but the project could be extended for other applications. Head over to LowPowerLab for a full guide to make one for yourself.

MailboxNotifier — Moteino based mail event notifier [LowPowerLab via Hack a Day]


Comments

    Checking if the mail has been delivered can be a pain.

    Agree. I find nothing more painful than having a quick peek in that little metal box next to the gate on my way in every afternoon.

    You know what I think would be more painful - getting a bloody text message every time my mailbox is opened...

    Last edited 18/03/13 12:46 pm

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