I updated the project to use the new MP3 doorbell; Physical modifications to the doorbell were undesired so an alternative solution was devised.Da_Syntax suggested using a ldr to detect the flashing lights on the doorbell as it rang. "; unsigned long time; unsigned long dinged; unsigned long pinged; void setup() void loop() First I made a simple mental sketch of how everything was going to be hooked up: The arduino is going to 'read' the doorbell, send data to the ethernet shield which is going to communicate with IRC directly.Adding a few more camera booths would ease the bottlenecks in the process. The most basic UX design would improve the home affairs ordeal instantly.So if any student is still unsure of his/her first career trajectory, consider UX: you’re practically guaranteed a job, and besides, your country needs you – desperately.Part of the admission process for a UX design course that my niece took was to redesign three key elements of either an airline ticket purchase or grocery store experience, and if you think of your own experience in either of those two industries, you get an idea of how important UX is, and how essential it is going to be in the future.In South Africa UX is still a relatively new and niche industry, and some might say that it shows.UX is a rather sexy abbreviation for “user experience” and I have a niece in New York City who is honing her skills in this industry, a trajectory I support wholeheartedly.
The lucky ones will have a clear vision of what they want to do as a first career.
The average home affairs ordeal ranges between 4 to 6 hours, and the experience is as shambolic as the process is illogical.
The lack of signage and communication in these offices is legendary but the simple fact that there is only one photo booth to service the hundreds of people who have to be processed daily (you can no longer provide your own ID photographs for the new ID card– another non communication), is mindboggling.
I say “first career” because the “one career for life” concept is as outdated and obsolete as a fax machine, so any parents reading this, please ease off putting pressure on your child to “get a degree that you can always fall back on”: the standard parental career guidance mantra.
Your child is probably going to go through a minimum of 5 career changes in their lifetimes, and most probably those careers will not require degrees.