Name: Lorraine Underwood
Current home town: I live in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom but am from Dublin, Ireland.
Did you attend university? Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland. BSc Computer Science
Current Job: Senior Teaching Associate, Lancaster University. I teach on a minor in Creative and Applied Computing to first year undergraduates. I'm also an author! My book Save the World with Code: 20 Fun Projects for All Ages Using Raspberry Pi, micro:bit, and Circuit Playground Express is out this year.
Your favorite electronics projects from element14 presents or youtube :
They haven't done videos in a while but Pimoroni
and Geek Gurl Diaries
Love these light tiny sculptures by Jiri
Crazy electronic lights by bitluni
General making videos by Bob and I like to make stuff
Geeky Computing stuff by Computerphile
My project is to hack a landline telephone using a raspberry pi and set it up as an internal comms device in my house. I like the idea of hacking an old piece of tech with a new one and really loved hacking the telephone buttons for this project.
The project using a mumble server run on one of the raspberry pis, the two pis are clients. They are actually communicating all the time but have their microphones turned off.
When phone A lifts up its receiver and presses a button it turns on its microphone and phone B will hear it.
Links or files that support your project?
GitHub code: https://github.com/Lorrainbow/HomeIntercom
Here's the phone I used: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0744QXP3S
Your Project video: