ChimpAlert is a hack for the Mandrill API. It uses PHP, Python, and Arduino hardware to notify you when you receive email.
ChimpAlert also saves your most recent email in a text file.
Moreover, if someone is playing with your Arduino, ChimpAlert will also notify you by email.
Configured domain MX records, SPF records to work with the Mandrill API.
A PHP script receives the http post from Mandrill webhooks, decodes the Json string and writes to a text file.
The Python script reads from the text file and sends the serial commands to the Arduino.
Inspiration and Target:
The difficulty in retrieving inbound emails from the Mandrill
Best use of Mandrill API prize
Target: People who like cool things on their desk