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Kinetic Courier

Something happened? Ring a bell, wave a flag, light some lights! A physical notification platform for IoT events.

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Things used in this project

Hardware components

Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless
Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless
Heart of the project
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Adafruit Product 412 Solenoid
Ring the bell
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Adafruit SG92R Micro Servo
Waves the flag
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Adafruit Neopixel Sticks
Light it up!
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Adafruit perma proto bonnet
Mount external components
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Adafruit Verter- Buck Boost
Converts 12V input, required by solenoid, to 5V for the raspberry pi, servo, and NeoPixels.
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Adafruit 2.54 pitch Terminal Blocks
For solenoid
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Male/Female Jumper Wires
Male/Female Jumper Wires
Connect components to perma-proto bonnet. All including female box header: Shutdown push button, 80mm x 2; NeoPixel 60mm x 3; Reset button 50mm x 2.. See post for more details.
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Darlington High Power Transistor
Darlington High Power Transistor
TIP120 for Solenoid
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Adafruit 1N4001 Diode
Use (1) between NeoPixels and 5V supply line. Also need (1) for solenoid.
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Adafruit In-Line Power Switch 2.1mm Barrel Jack
Strip barrel end to +V/GND and attach to Verter
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Adafruit 12V 1 Amp Power Adapter
Required to power project - need 12V for solenoid
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Generic M2.5 Screws 14mm Long
4 each screw to attach top to raspberry pi zero w through base and standoffs
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M2.5 Standoffs 10 mm & nuts
For attaching the perma proto bonnet to the raspberry pi zero
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Resistor 1k ohm
Resistor 1k ohm
For powering solenoid
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Misc 22AWG wire
To wire up the NeoPixels. At least three colors: Red (+v), Black (GND) and something else (I used green) for the data lines
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Adafruit Extra Long Female Stacking Header for Pi
Used for connecting the perma proto bonnet to the pi. Note special soldering instructions in the post
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Generic M2 screws - 10mm long & nuts
OPTIONAL! Attach NeoPixels to case mounts - you can also just hot glue the NeoPixels to the mounts
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Desk Bell
3.38 inch x 2.3 inch metal service bell with top ringer. A solenoid will hit the ringer as an alert.
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Generic M2.5 Screws 6mm long plus nuts
Attach solenoid to tower back plate
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Software apps and online services

Raspbian
Raspberry Pi Raspbian
Debian Buster Lite

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
3D Printer (generic)
3D Printer (generic)
Needle-nose Pliers
Helpful for assembly
Tweezers
Helpful for assembly
Hot glue gun (generic)
Hot glue gun (generic)
Option for attaching NeoPixels to their mounts, securing components
Multimeter
Check voltage on the Verter and Raspberry Pi

Story

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Custom parts and enclosures

Kinetic Courier Top

Holds solenoid over bell. Attaches to base with screws.

Kinetic Courier Base

Attaches to top with screws/nuts. Contains servo, NeoPixels, Raspberry Pi an Pi Bonnet.

Credits

thisoldgeek

thisoldgeek

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A specimen of Homo Sapiens, which is an unintentionally ironic name for the species.
Thanks to Adafruit.

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