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Re: [vox-tech] email notification tool



on Mon, Jan 05, 2004 at 03:33:22PM -0800, Jonathan Stickel (jjstickel@sbcglobal.net) wrote:
> Dave Margolis wrote:
> >
> >On Mon, 5 Jan 2004, dylan wrote:
> >
> >>as ridiculous as this might sound -- i would like to put an LED in
> >>the hand of a small figurine that lights up when i have email -- i
> >>would be sending serial commands via shell scripts to a Basic Stamp
> >>in order to toggle the LED..... i know pretty dorky...  :)
> >
> >I don't think that sounds dorky - sounds like a cool idea (but maybe I'm a
> >big dork).  Please post how you did it (and maybe some pictures) if/when
> >you get it working.

> Back in my undergrad days at RPI (a well-known nerdy engineering school 
> in NY), I knew someone who did something like this.  He had mailbox flag 
> (taken off a authentic old school mailbox) attached to a stepper motor 
> attached to the side of his monitor.  When he got new mail, the flag 
> would raise up.  When he read it all, it would go back down.  :)

...and his V1agra spam indicator was... ?

;-)


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