Build an analog terminal bell for modern use #VintageComputing

The Analog Terminal Bell is a bell that rings any time a bell character is displayed on your terminal. Simply plug the bell in to USB and enable “Analog Bell” in your terminal settings.

History: on teletypes the BEL character would ring a physical bell to let the operator know something. This feature was kept when video terminals would produce a beep when sent a BEL character.

In ASCII and Unicode, the character with the value 7 is BEL. It can be referred to as control-G or ^G or as \a in C and Unix/Linux.

This project is DIY and software is provided and parts easily obtained. Connect it to your computer via USB and enjoy audible goodness.

Never miss a terminal bell notification again!

See the video below and GitHub here.


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1 Comment

  1. For those who used terminals with bells, the first thing that you learned how to do was disable them.

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