[K12OSN] I need some software to automate the recess buzzers
ksoftconsulting at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 06:50:22 UTC 2005
Tim Litwiller wrote:
> I'd like to setup a computer at a small school - ( that currently has
> no computers) and they also need some way to automate the beginning
> and end of day and reccess buzzers. Is there some software that is
> available to run on a K12LTSP that could do this? I'm hoping that by
> having a ltsp server maybe they will start with doing typeing classes
> with some terminals and work them into more as they get used to the idea.
That sounds like a job for..... SUPER CRON!!! (Sorry, couldn't
resist.) Seriously though, you could have a job that 'printed'
something on an otherwise unused parallel port whenever you wanted a
bell to ring, and hook up a relay to one of the output pins. The relay
could do anything from ringing an actual bell to (with a bit of
soldering) replacing/parallelling a switch if your bells are electronic.
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