We’re living in the 21st century, where the E-mail and Twitter have become a part of our daily life. Believe it or not, some of the people couldn’t live without the E-mail and Twitter, as they have to depend on these tools to keep in touch with other all the time!
If you’re one of them, then the atTiny45 USB LED E-mail, Twitter and Pidgin Notifier is the perfect device for you.
The project is a very interesting yet innovative task, as it only requires a little modification. For building the LED notifier, you’ll need these components, which as:
An Atmel atTiny45 microprocessor
A 5mm RGB LED
Two diodes (It’s better use the MK96 5B410 diodes)
Five 68R 1/4w resistors
A 1.8K 1/4w resistor
Ok, first thing first, you must build a prototype to try out the LED notifier. In this case, stripboard is a very good choice, as it has the correct width to be shaped and inserted into the USB port.
After that, you have to test the LED and discover if there any difficulty or downfall that need to be solved. For overcoming the problem, you can soak a tissue in superglue and covering the LED lenses properly. The LEDs will then become brighter than before!