Dad Builds a Challenging MP3 Doorbell for Daughter

When you see many of the things that people build and display online, you may assume that it didn’t take that long to make. 3D print an…

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3 years ago3D Printing

When you see many of the things that people build and display online, you may assume that it didn’t take that long to make. 3D print an enclosure, hook up a few wires, throw in some simple code, and you’re done. Right?

For better or worse, this isn’t usually the case, and this hacker takes us through the process of building an MP3 doorbell for his college-age daughter. The setup uses a Teensy 3.2 to play songs off of a micro SD card, along with a very nice ‘50s-style housing that was 3D-printed.

One of my daughters lives in a college house with a bunch of students. The address has the number “5050” in it. This gave them the idea. “Could you build us a doorbell that played the Hawaii Five-0 theme song?” And of course, being ignorant, I was all “sure not a problem!” And my unimaginable nightmare begin…

The results are excellent, but be sure to check out the write-up to see what really went into bringing it to life. Perhaps it will be encouraging if you’re stuck on a project that isn’t quite as easy as you thought.

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