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.
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