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This stunning wine glass door bell is a good candidate for a (re)make -

What we know as a doorbell is a square box that strangely enough says nothing about what a doorbell really is: an appliance consisting of an electromagnet, a hammer and two sound sources. In this design by Peter van der Jagt, crystal glasses make a crystal clear sound, announcing guests with a musical toast.

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Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. bkwyrm says:

    After seeing this doorbell a few years ago, my husband and I started thinking about possible variants. Sweet genius that he is, he came up with a doorbell made of a Tibetan singing bowl to please his Buddhist wife. Directions, photos and a sound-file at the link.

  2. anonymous says:

    Does the $217 for the kit include the asian kids?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Peter van der Jagt really make a superb Door bell which gives pleasant sound to ear as you enter to the house through the