So I (like many of us) have a Raspberry Pi and reddcoind staking my coins 24/7 - which is just brilliant. What it was missing was a notification that the device had found a block - so I created a Python script that checks the total stake amount and beeps a small speaker (attached to one of the RPi’s GPIO pins) + sends you a date stamped email with the amount generated when a block arrives. The combination of these two notifications means I always know (where ever I am) when a stake amount comes in.
It’s quite crude in its operation and im sure it can be improved upon, however it certainly works in its current state :D
There is also a Python based wallet unlock function in the script to avoid having to clear your terminal history after every time you unlock the wallet for staking (you DO clear your terminal history right?)
Check out the GitHub project I set-up to give it a try yourself:
+ Master branch now updated with audio_options changes :)
+ rpcport and rpcaddress moved to .conf file for ease of use :)
+ Added total interest generated value to end of e-mail notification