Smart letterbox notifies users when they’ve got physical mail

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

When it comes to digital technology, its common to name platforms after the real-world things they aim to virtually replicate — online messages arrive in an inbox. But today's digital inboxes have become something much more than their physical counterparts, offering greater functionality. Aiming to redress the balance, Mr. Postman is a solar-powered mailbox that offers notifications, package tracking and smart security features. Inspired by their pet dog Firu, which barks every time the postman comes, the team at Simple Elements set about creating a system that alerts smartphone users when they've got physical mail, much like email notifications. Mr.…

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