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April 25, 2016 AT 6:00 am

As Seen on Show and Tell: Audible notifications by a Grandfather’s clock

Last week on Show and Tell, Ekel Laszlo shared his wonderful raspberry pi powered sound notification build. He’s also posted it up on hackaday.io!

I fell in love with the sound of a grandfather’s clock. But it was too expensive for me. And that clock has no alarm and snooze option. And it knows nothing about my emails or text messages.

I bought the mechanism of a used grandfather’s clock on. It has a simple structure: The chime rods tinkle, when the hammers hit, when the solenoids pull in, when the Raspberry Pi sets voltage on the GPIOs, when the IFTTT webpage calls the Raspberry Pi’s web server, when I receive an important email.

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