Is the Newspaper in the box yet?

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THRASH
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Is the Newspaper in the box yet?

Postby THRASH » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:45 pm

Yesterday morning my wife went out to the newspaper-box thingee under the mailbox at 5am, and no paper yet (and 34 degrees). Then she went out again at 5:30, and then again at 5:45, paper finally got there at 6:30 when I was waking up (its usually there at 5)... So today I put three micro-lever switches in the bottom of the box, wired to a 9v battery and a weather-proof ultra-bright LED attached to the back of the mailbox post, where she (or we, if I am ever up that friggin early) can see it from our laundry room.

So now she just has to glance out the window... if the LED is lit - there's a paper in the box. If it ain't lit, she can sip some Joe & watch the morning news for a bit. I just got through doing it, so if there's any interest I'll post pics and explain how its wired up.

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Postby gooffeyguy » Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:05 pm

Cool idea, just hope the newspaper boy doesn't think it's an IED and you wake up to the bomb squad checking out your mailbox...lol


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