December 6, 2012 AT 2:34 pm

Edible Email Notifier

Katie McElroy writes:

My editable email notifier is fully functional! It successfully indicates the new number of emails by spinning and dropping M&Ms into a glass. Then, once the emails have been read, an LED lights up to indicate that you may eat the M&Ms. The coding was in two parts: a Python code and an Arduino code. This was my first time working with python, and it was an interesting process of trial and error. The code consisted of: checking if the arduino is plugged into the computer, then logging into Gmail (with provided email and password), checking the number of unread messages, sending a certain letter to the arduino indicating the number of emails and repeating it every 20 seconds.

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