This project was intended to put a smile on a bloggers face on Christmas, the yuletide season is over but we wouldn’t mind putting smiles on every bloggers face each time a bell rings.
The hit counter concept is fairly simple, when someone hits your blog a bell will ring. Simple huh? The implementation was not as simple as it sounds though, to tap into the blog of interest multiples programming languages was used – phyton and PHP – PHP is the base of most blogs it runs in apache, while phyton is a very powerful language when it comes to web-embedded interfacing. When the blog gets hit by a viewer it sends a signal, through phyton and PHP, to an Arduino board which in turn will send pulses that will trigger a servo motor, the bell attached to the servo’s paddle will then generate the ding dong of a blogger’s lifetime!