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March 17, 2017 AT 2:00 pm

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a Notifier Device with Crystal Signal Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

From Tobias Kuhn on Hackaday.io:

This Project is about a small circuit board and custom Raspberry Pi case combination which allows you to turn your Raspberry Pi into a notifier device.

It all started with keiko-chan. I work in a company with some servers and the need to keep up with errors or any kind of emergency situations that might occur on said servers. And a product called keiko-chan was used to broadcast these server conditions to all the people concerned. You can see keiko-chan in all her glory in the second picture. keiko-chan works great. But there’s one problem; The price tag. It is only after you pay $500 that you are able to enjoy the merits of server status broadcasting with rotating lights.

The thought of building a LAN alarm light system with a Raspberry Pi was rather quick to come. So we went for it and built the first prototype, then a new prototype and at last a SMD version.

Read more and see more from Tobias Kuhn on YouTube


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1 Comment

  1. Evan Richardson

    Uh… I’m all for the maker community, but
    Why not just use nagios? It’s free.

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