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    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 :

     

    From YouTube:

    They haven't done videos in a while but Pimoroni

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuiDNTaTdPTGZZzHm0iriGQ/videos

    and Geek Gurl Diaries

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxrp2coE9wRrnlOO3V3UmdQ

     

    Love these light tiny sculptures by Jiri

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc6AdKjYOjNTsvr0Ichf0EA

     

    Crazy electronic lights by bitluni

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp_5PO66faM4dBFbFFBdPSQ

     

    General making videos by Bob and I like to make stuff

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6x7GwJxuoABSosgVXDYtTw

     

    Geeky Computing stuff by Computerphile

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9-y-6csu5WGm29I7JiwpnA

     

    Your project:

    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: