Brian H.


Santee, CA
Hometown: Santee

Member since:

January 13, 2012


Are you currently working with Arduinos?

I have laid some foundation work for my Garage Door sensor project. So far I have it sensing and reporting the state of my door open, door closed reed switches to the free data logging service. I have also started reading "Building Wireless Sensor Networks" in preparation for hooking a Zigbee unit up to the door switches in stand-alone mode.

How many Arduino projects have you completed?

Several tutorials, and 1 simple noisemaker Instructable. A rash of pinball, arcade, Wii, and other electronic repair projects have kept me from working on my Arduino projects lately.

Do you have any project ideas that you would like to work on as a group?

Here are the personal project ideas I have come up with so far. 1.) Garage Door Sensor(s) which report their status to my phone somehow (a web service, or a phone notification gateway of some kind). a.) Perhaps add a open indicator light in my living room. 2.) Coin-op machine coin counting network which reports to me somehow (a web service, or an Email perhaps). (I am assuming the location has a WiFi connection.) 3.) Custom door bell project. a.) I have always wanted to make my door bell sound more like the chimes on an old electro-mechanical pinball machine. b.) I would like the ability to give the door bell sound a volume boost (it is hard to hear currently). c.) Possibly add remote door bell sound boxes around the house.


I am a former website developer and I have been exploring electronics by troubleshooting pinball machines. I just got the Ada Fruit experimentation kit and am looking forward to seeing what I can do with the Arduino platform around my house.

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I look forward to everyone collaborating and bouncing ideas off of each other.

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