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July 9, 2009

EeePC901 LED E-mail Twitter and Pidgin Notifier Hack

at 1:58 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Computer Hacks, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks


Here is a cool way to increase the functionality of your EeePC. Have a look at this hack that adds E-mail Twitter and Pidgin Notification using a RGB LED.

Via: HG Forum

"This is an interesting little modification that i have completed on my EeePC901. Based on an Atmel aTiny45 processor it’s function is relatively simple, but as it is built from scratch, the build took some interesting twists and turns.

My Led notifier uses a relatively small parts list:

  • An Atmel AtTiny45 Microprocessor
  • A 5mm RGB (Red, Green and Blue) LED
  • 2 diodes (almost any kind will do, but I used MK96 5B410 Diodes as they were the first out my spares box)
  • 5x 68R 1/4w resistors
  • 1x 1.8K 1/4w resistor"