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This project has yet to be realized. I'll need some help and advice.
 
This project has yet to be realized. I'll need some help and advice.
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Camille (my wife) works from home and finds regular phone ringers disruptive and disturbing. More so on modern electronic phones with synthesized ringers. She encountered this device at an osteopath practitioner's office.
 
Camille (my wife) works from home and finds regular phone ringers disruptive and disturbing. More so on modern electronic phones with synthesized ringers. She encountered this device at an osteopath practitioner's office.
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'''The Tibetan Phone Bell and Timer'''
 
'''The Tibetan Phone Bell and Timer'''
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This product is nice, perhaps a bit pricey on our budget at $119.95US. But surely worth the features if you're not inclined to build one.
 
This product is nice, perhaps a bit pricey on our budget at $119.95US. But surely worth the features if you're not inclined to build one.
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'''Could we make our own?'''
 
'''Could we make our own?'''
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[http://massis.lcs.mit.edu/archives/technical/how.phones.work Understanding Telephones]
 
[http://massis.lcs.mit.edu/archives/technical/how.phones.work Understanding Telephones]
  
'''Old parts are available'''
 
[http://www.frillfreephones.com/siriinshtoal.html Single-gong ringer]
 
Could this ringer be modified? Could it be modified to ring only once?
 
  
'''Would and arduino be appropriate to drive some hardware?'''
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'''Old parts are available'''<br>
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[[File:Zen-ringer-single-gong-ringer.jpg‎]]<br>
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http://store.frillfreephones.com/siriinshtoal.html
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Could this 'single gong ringer' be modified? Could it be modified to ring only once?
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'''Would an arduino be appropriate to drive some hardware?'''
  
 
Time to read the article above first I guess.
 
Time to read the article above first I guess.
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[mailto:lab@artengine.ca?subject=Zen%20Phone%20Ringer Comments would be helpful and appreciated.]
 
[mailto:lab@artengine.ca?subject=Zen%20Phone%20Ringer Comments would be helpful and appreciated.]

Revision as of 00:09, 4 January 2013

This project has yet to be realized. I'll need some help and advice.


Camille (my wife) works from home and finds regular phone ringers disruptive and disturbing. More so on modern electronic phones with synthesized ringers. She encountered this device at an osteopath practitioner's office.


The Tibetan Phone Bell and Timer

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This product is nice, perhaps a bit pricey on our budget at $119.95US. But surely worth the features if you're not inclined to build one.


Could we make our own?

Here's a great tutorial on how phones work. This is going to be a really helpful article and reference: Understanding Telephones


Old parts are available
Zen-ringer-single-gong-ringer.jpg
http://store.frillfreephones.com/siriinshtoal.html

Could this 'single gong ringer' be modified? Could it be modified to ring only once?


Would an arduino be appropriate to drive some hardware?

Time to read the article above first I guess.


Comments would be helpful and appreciated.