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[vox] Re: [vox-tech] email notification tool -- MOVED TO VOX
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[vox] Re: [vox-tech] email notification tool -- MOVED TO VOX

A fact that very few of us city (?) folk are aware of is that the flag on the mailbox isn't used to indicate when you have recieved mail. It's to indicate to the postman that there's mail to be picked up - on the off chance that he doesn't have anything to deliver to you, he'll see the flag and stop anyway to pick up the outgoing mail that is hidden within the mailbox.

On 2004.01.05 15:33, Jonathan Stickel wrote:
Back in my undergrad days at RPI (a well-known nerdy engineering school in NY), I knew someone who did something like this. He had mailbox flag (taken off a authentic old school mailbox) attached to a stepper motor attached to the side of his monitor. When he got new mail, the flag would raise up. When he read it all, it would go back down. :)


Dave Margolis wrote:
On Mon, 5 Jan 2004, dylan wrote:

as ridiculous as this might sound -- i would like to put an LED in the hand
of a small figurine that lights up when i have email -- i would be sending
serial commands via shell scripts to a Basic Stamp in order to toggle the
LED..... i know pretty dorky... :)

I don't think that sounds dorky - sounds like a cool idea (but maybe I'm a
big dork). Please post how you did it (and maybe some pictures) if/ when
you get it working.


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