Sick of looking at your phone just to check notifications? DIYer Luke Berndt was, so he decided to build a little notifications viewer with an Arduino.
Berndt's system uses the Apple Notification Center Services to push notifications from iOS to a small LCD screen powered by an Arduino. Once you get the Arduino set up, you simply pair it with your iOS devices, and notifications are pushed over. It's still a bit of a work in progress and could use a case of some kind, but the functionality is there if you want to build it for yourself.