Here is my story of transforming a cheap wireless doorbell into a smart doorbell with blinking Philips Hue lights and notifications with Telegram.

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My test setup

We had a few cold days here. In those days I noticed that my doorbell was not working. Cold and batteries don’t go together well.

My doorbell previously failed because of a dead battery, or just because it’s a cheap crappy device. So I thought it was time for a better doorbell, preferably one that doesn’t need batteries.

I like the idea of having a smart doorbell so I can get a notification on my phone. But…

Djurre Draaisma

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