Cymbal Monkey

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Assemble the Parts
  3. Configure the Radio
  4. Prepare the Cymbal Monkey
  5. Wire up the Circuit
  6. Use it!

1) Introduction

Need your alerts noticed? How about a crash of cymbals followed by the insistent screeching of an agitated ape? That will certainly catch attention faster than a little blinking light. Make an incomparable wireless alarm by triggering a comical cymbal chimp with an XBee radio!

By pairing an XBee with your percussive primate, you create an unmistakable alarm that gets immediate attention. It’s a first-rate way to present alerts that cannot be ignored. Web server down? Customer service queue climbing beyond your comfort? Kids ignoring their chores? This easy hack will put a monkey on their back, and he won’t let go until the warning is heeded!

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