For my final project I am tossing us either further develop my door bell or starting with a new idea.
1 – The new idea – Physical controls for a digital world.
This idea adds physical elements reminiscent of the typewriter to the laptop. Intended for writing, the physical interface slows down the writing process and forces us to move.
This project would require an Arduino capable of inputting information into the computer, such as the Arduino Mini. I believe this is called a gpio breakout board. When pulled the level would trigger a switch and trigger the return key of the computer.
2 – The old idea – Ding Dong Knock Knock Door Bell
As there is limited time to refine the project before needing to produce a video and instructable I may be better off refining my door bell this would include.
- Connecting it the internet and use IFTTT to trigger an email when the door in knocked
- Miniaturising the circuit to fit within a case. This would allow me to create a instructable article around a more refined design.