HOW TO – Make a Bluetooth XMPP doorbell (from a mouse)

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HOW TO – Make a Bluetooth XMPP doorbell (from a mouse)

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Matt writes –

Well, you know you have one of those really weird conversations along the lines of…

“We need a doorbell!”

“What about a wireless mouse will that work?”

You know it won’t end well. This ended with the destruction of a bluetooth keyboard, a trip to maplins and the creation of a Python based doorbell. Here’s how we did it…

HOW TO – Make a Bluetooth XMPP doorbell (from a mouse), thanks Darco! Link.

8 thoughts on “HOW TO – Make a Bluetooth XMPP doorbell (from a mouse)

  1. zappBrannigan says:

    well, i believe a “hobby” is activities you put unmotivated much time and money into – according to others that is. I think this project qualifies as a “hobby” project

  2. Ben Bennett says:

    Oh! Now I want to replace my doorbell button with a mouse.

    Sort of the inverse of this hack. They made a normal-looking button and hid the crazy parts, whereas I want to use my existing button and make it look like a mouse.

    I bet my wife would not be amused…

    -ben

  3. Rick says:

    Nice project

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