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October 16, 2015 AT 10:00 am

Make a Raspberry Pi smart doorbell #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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Make a Raspberry Pi smart doorbell

It might sound silly, but connecting your doorbell to the internet is a great idea. At a basic level, it means that whenever someone presses your doorbell, your smartphone or tablet will chime so you’ll never miss a delivery or visitor, whether you’re down the bottom of the garden or listening to loud music in your study. You’ll also be able to log doorbell presses, so you can prove that the courier you’ve waited for all day really did just stick the “sorry you were out” card through the letterbox without even trying the bell.

To connect your doorbell to your network (and the internet beyond), you’ll need a Raspberry Pi and a Class 4 (or faster) 4GB SD card with the latest version of Raspbian installed. You’ll also need a power supply and an internet connection for the Pi, as well as all the doorbell-specific hardware we’ve listed below.

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