Month: February 2020

Binary Email Lights

[This is a guest post written by Zach.] I’ve been using a Raspberry Pi as a desktop for a while now and it has been working great, but one annoying thing was that I had to turn on both my monitors (in case the mouse is in the wrong one) when I wanted to check my email, so I thought to make a light box to tell me if I had an email. Also, flashing lights are always cool. I, with my dad, built a display box with three LEDs so it can show up to seven emails in binary. Hardware The hardware side of this project was pleasingly simple because the Raspberry Pi has built in GPIO pins. What

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