James Fator

Mac Notification LED

26 June 2013

The Samsung Galaxy series has an LED that flashes when it has a new notification. I was originally planning on creating a small device that would do the same thing but for my desktop computer, only I soon realized I didn't have to. I wrote a small applescript... script? that will basically snap a quick picture every 3 seconds if my monitor is asleep then all we need is to trigger that script.

I set up my Mail client to run the script for every email. For anyone playing along at home, you can do that by navigating to Mail Preferences -> Rules -> Add Rule.

WARNING: Not very interesting video... simply to demonstrate.