This DIY doorbell project turns your regular doorbell into a notification system that pushes out a text message and a picture of the bell ringer to your cellphone.
Courtesy of Clement Storck, a project contributor in the Make:Projects user-contributed project wiki, the Notifying Doorbell combines an Arduino board, a security camera, and the free PushingBox service to alert you every time someone rings your doorbell.
Watch the video above to see it in action and then hit up the link below to see how to build one for yourself.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 05/9/12