A desire to instantly feel the reassurance of having mail waiting for you (especially if it arrives far away - which isn't uncommon in Cambridge colleges)
What you get
An email notification, whenever you have mail in your pigeonhole
How we built it
Some embedded hardware running Lua, talking to an online service with which you have an account.
Challenges we ran into
Connecting hardware to the internet.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
Various hardware platforms and how they integrate with external devices.
What's next for PidgePing
Slick hardware, push notification on mobile