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Topic: Mailbox Notifier
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I'm a professional programmer and an electronics enthusiast. I’m into electronic art, web design, physical computing, and robotics.
Jan 27, 2019, 05:09 am
My mail runs at odd times, and it's not fun hiking out to the mailbox and finding it empty, so I decided to make a notifier using a ESP8266 NodeMCU board.
I wrote some code for the ESP8266 that sends me an email over wifi when a sensor is tripped (I put the
on Github if you're interested).
Next, I just need to: find something to house the project in, pick out a battery, buy a reed switch, make sure my wifi reaches to my mailbox (or find a way to extend it), and install.
Re: Mailbox Notifier
Jan 27, 2019, 09:30 am
I am working on a similar project and will post it once completed.
In my case the mailbox is out of WiFi reach so I am using the LoRaWan/TTN radio protocol/network. There are several devices with this functionality onboard such as the Arduino MKR WAN 1300.
The micro controller is always in deep-sleep mode and is woken-up by an external trigger (the reed switch when the mail box door is open).