How would you make a visual notification system for when the mail comes? Answered
We have a long curving driveway so you can't see the end where the mailbox is. We end up checking the mail a couple times a day if waiting for something important. I've always wanted to do up some kind of thing where a light comes on when the mail is delivered by way of a switch that is turned on by the action of opening and closing the mailbox. Problem is that the mailbox is a good hundred feet from the nearest window on that side of the house (which is where i'd like the light to be)
A wireless setup would be nice, but probably more complicated. Power down by the mailbox is available but house power for the driveway lights.