[K12OSN] I need some software to automate the recess buzzers
veewee77 at alltel.net
Wed Nov 2 17:14:52 UTC 2005
There is actually a parallel port driver for sound and you make a small
interface and you can play sounds through your parallel port. I have
not tested it but I thought it was interesting. . .
> This sounds like it would be an awesome little application.
> Some form of a gui to create an editable schedule(s) that can be
> applied to the current day/week/month/etc...
> With the ability to record from a mic an announcement and plug it in
> at a specified time, as well as play default sounds...
> then even if it only output to the soundcard that would be something
> that most PA-systems could utilize(probably a bit easier than a
> parallel port)
> Times like these I wish I were a programmer!
> Keith Olson wrote:
>> 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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