ArduInboxMeter – Your Fantastic Mailbox Buddy!

Have you ever suffered from the obsessive compulsive, where you’re always have the urge to check your mailbox every few seconds? Do you feeling uncomfortable, when you’re using a whole computer just to know how long your mailbox backlog is? Alright, let’s stop all the annoyance and make yourself a fantastic ArduInboxMeter! Some of you might be wondering, “Seriously, do you think that this ArduInboxMeter is going to solve up my hassles?” The truth is this ArduInboxMeter is a very powerful device, as it based on the Arduino Duemilanove board with an Ethernet shield. Furthermore, it also equipped with the following components, including: An old analog VU-meter, A few LEDs, 100-ohm resistors, and A prototyping PCB. Well, you assemble them all together and solder them with soldering alloy. Then, you might want to leave all parts exposed, or maybe just securing them with duct tape or toothpicks. It also a good idea, where you can take some Fimo Soft PVC, flatten, bake, pierce and cut it into the square box-shaped. Lastly, it’s time to add some software and plug the… Continue reading

POP3 Email Checker Based on an Arduino

In the past few decades, the snail mails are regarding as the most popular communication method. Honestly, most of the people got some new pen pals, thanks to the standard mails. However, time flies by and the technology is already advanced onto another higher level. Nowadays, the snail mails are no longer popular as before. Instead, the Email service is becoming a new favor, especially for the younger generation. So, if you’re one of those who always using POP3 Emails, then you should build a better Arduino POP3 Email Checker! To be honest, this is not a completed task at all, as you only have to combine the Arduino with POP3 Email Checker. It’s probably the best device, especially for those who wants to use the Arduino to check the email and give some sort of visual indication of how many emails that you’ve received daily. For the amateur home hobbyist, the Arduino code could be a little bit tricky, as you have to get the timing right and the number of emails out of the return string. However, you… Continue reading