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New Project: How to Add Custom Ringtones to a Wireless Doorbell

Simple modifications to standard wireless doorbell that will let them play custom ringtones.

New Project: How to Add Custom Ringtones to a Wireless Doorbell

By replacing the doorbell’s original speaker with a recording module, the wireless doorbell is able to play custom ringtones.

Here is a video summarizing the project.

Jason Poel Smith

Jason Poel Smith

Jason Poel Smith is a helicopter tooling engineer. When he’s not inventing, he’s spending time with his amazing family.


  • Jason Poel Smith

    Yes the original original speaker would be a little louder. But if you want to make it loud enough to be heard throughout the house, you will need to add powered speakers (like computer speakers)

  • Jason Poel Smith

    The play button of the recording module that I used also functions as the stop button, so if it detects multiple pulses from the receiver, it will start and stop and be very stuttered. This usually would be a problem because the receiver is sending out a ground signal. If it was an issue, you could add a capacitor between the positive terminal of the recording module and the play pin. The capacitor would smooth out any fluctuations in the signal and prevent that problem. I showed a somewhat similar example in my shake activated present prank project: http://makeprojects.com/Project/Shake-Activated+Present+Prank/2281/1#.ULq6-odrhIw

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