Matt writes –
Well, you know you have one of those really weird conversations along the lines of…
â€œWe need a doorbell!â€
â€œWhat about a wireless mouse will that work?â€
You know it wonâ€™t end well. This ended with the destruction of a bluetooth keyboard, a trip to maplins and the creation of a Python based doorbell. Hereâ€™s how we did it…
HOW TO – Make a Bluetooth XMPP doorbell (from a mouse), thanks Darco! Link.
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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
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…
The blog post is now at http://daubers.co.uk/2008/02/06/bluetooth-xmpp-doorbell/
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