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Push-Notification for Mail in your Mailbox?


jojo1967

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I thought, that getting a push notification when receiving mails in my mailbox (physical mail, not emails) would be a nice idea. Did anonone have the same idea and what kind of sensor is feasible for this (motion sensor or universal sensor with an adapter)? Any recommendations are welcome... :->

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I would use a doorsensor with a simple switch, make a double bottom layer in your mailbox and when something falls on it, the button is pressed

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  • Yes, a door sensor is quite cheap, but I´m not so sure about the construction of the double bottom.

    Maybe it must have a springing system to go back into the normal position after removing the mail. And it must be heavy enough that it went down from the weight of a single envelope but still keeps in normal position from the magnet of the door sensor. I think this can be tricky. Did anyone try it this (or other) way?

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    Well, a spring might be helpfull. But the switched I meant is something like this:

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    These are very sensitive, one envolope is enough to push it down.

    you could use two of them in parallel, al have a double bottom with one of the switches on each side.

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