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My small city garden has a standard Victorian railing
on the street, with the gate as part of the railing.
A few days ago someone came in the garden and stole
a (locked) bike.

This made me wonder if there is any simple way
to make a bell ring when the gate is opened?

Also, is there a standard spring which will
keep the gate closed?

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This made me wonder if there is any simple way
to make a bell ring when the gate is opened?


Attach a bell to it.

You know - one of those bell shaped things - with the clanger bit
swinging about inside.
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On Jun 17, 7:11 pm, " wrote:
This made me wonder if there is any simple way
to make a bell ring when the gate is opened?


Attach a bell to it.

You know - one of those bell shaped things - with the clanger bit
swinging about inside.


er...and remain within earshot at all times? sat on the bike maybe?

Jim K
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On Jun 17, 6:29 pm, Timothy Murphy wrote:
My small city garden has a standard Victorian railing
on the street, with the gate as part of the railing.
A few days ago someone came in the garden and stole
a (locked) bike.

This made me wonder if there is any simple way
to make a bell ring when the gate is opened?

Also, is there a standard spring which will
keep the gate closed?

--
Timothy Murphy
e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland


ISTR adam was rigging up something similar very recently - google on
uk.d-i-y for "reed switch changeover" and see if it comes up if not
ask Adam (ARWadsworth) for an update?

Cheers
Jim K
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Timothy Murphy wrote:

My small city garden has a standard Victorian railing
on the street, with the gate as part of the railing.
A few days ago someone came in the garden and stole
a (locked) bike.

This made me wonder if there is any simple way
to make a bell ring when the gate is opened?

Also, is there a standard spring which will
keep the gate closed?


yes micro-switch and a bell and a battery

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Timothy Murphy wrote:

My small city garden has a standard Victorian railing
on the street, with the gate as part of the railing.
A few days ago someone came in the garden and stole
a (locked) bike.

This made me wonder if there is any simple way
to make a bell ring when the gate is opened?

Also, is there a standard spring which will
keep the gate closed?


yes micro-switch and a bell and a battery

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zaax
Frustration casues accidents: allow faster traffic to overtake.
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Timothy Murphy wrote:

My small city garden has a standard Victorian railing
on the street, with the gate as part of the railing.
A few days ago someone came in the garden and stole
a (locked) bike.

This made me wonder if there is any simple way
to make a bell ring when the gate is opened?

Also, is there a standard spring which will
keep the gate closed?


yes micro-switch and a bell and a battery


Why two?

Siu


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On Jun 17, 6:29 pm, Timothy Murphy wrote:
My small city garden has a standard Victorian railing
on the street, with the gate as part of the railing.
A few days ago someone came in the garden and stole
a (locked) bike.

This made me wonder if there is any simple way
to make a bell ring when the gate is opened?

Also, is there a standard spring which will
keep the gate closed?

--
Timothy Murphy
e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland


ISTR adam was rigging up something similar very recently - google on
uk.d-i-y for "reed switch changeover" and see if it comes up if not
ask Adam (ARWadsworth) for an update?

Cheers
Jim K


Yep.

I cannot finish the job as the lucky ******* has gone to South Africa to
watch England.

Adam


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On Jun 17, 6:29 pm, Timothy Murphy wrote:
My small city garden has a standard Victorian railing
on the street, with the gate as part of the railing.
A few days ago someone came in the garden and stole
a (locked) bike.


This made me wonder if there is any simple way
to make a bell ring when the gate is opened?


Also, is there a standard spring which will
keep the gate closed?


--
Timothy Murphy
e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland


ISTR adam was rigging up something similar very recently - google on
uk.d-i-y for "reed switch changeover" and see if it comes up if not
ask Adam (ARWadsworth) for an update?


Cheers
Jim K


Yep.

I cannot finish the job as the lucky ******* has gone to South Africa to
watch England.

Adam


be back soon.......;)

Jim K
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On Jun 17, 6:29*pm, Timothy Murphy wrote:
My small city garden has a standard Victorian railing
on the street, with the gate as part of the railing.
A few days ago someone came in the garden and stole
a (locked) bike.

This made me wonder if there is any simple way
to make a bell ring when the gate is opened?

Also, is there a standard spring which will
keep the gate closed?


If you can arrange a switch to close as the gate opens, connect it
from battery/wallwart to bell via a big capacitor (eg 4700uF) so the
bell only gets a pulse of power when the gate opens.


NT


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