Has anyone ever made a train that runs when someone rings the doorbell? I want to make one that would run around the room, suspended just below the ceiling. My grandson was telling me about one he saw in a movie and said we need to make one.
Thanks for your input
Well, as you probably know, Hollywood has lots of ways to make things look like they're happening when they really aren't. A classic example of this is the automatic doors in the original Star Trek series. They weren't automatic at all -- there were a couple of crew members behind the walls pulling them open and shut.
You COULD do it, of course, but I'm not sure the time and expense would be worth it. I assume that the purpose of this system is to announce that there is someone at the door by delivering a message via miniature rail.
The easiest way technically would be with a ZWave (or equivalent) home automation system. Install the doorbell, set up an outlet to turn on when the doorbell button is pushed.
My home automation works the same way, except that the lamp plugged in in the front hall comes on, not a train controller.