raspberry pi door bell project: part 3

The good news: I have everything wired up outside and it works (mostly) well, even in rain! The bad news: Pi stopped detecting the doorbell button press, it’s been raining and I haven’t cleaned up the wiring yet. Luckily, today looks pretty clear so I feel pretty good about going outside to do some re-wiring […]

raspberry pi door bell project: part 2

Success! As of last night, I officially got the doorbell detector working. I can’t tell you what a great feeling that is. Ah, to see your weird ideas come to life. If you haven’t read part 1 of the series on this project, I suggest you do that just to see where I’m coming from […]

raspberry pi door bell project: part 1

So, we recently fixed our front gate that had been getting steadily worse since we moved in. Better late than never, I always say. Installing the gate made it clear of two things: one, that the doorbell buttons in front of our door (which still don’t work) were made even more useless by a locking […]