Handbell Controllers

Handbell controllers are dummy handbells containing motion sensors, which can be used for practice with simulators (Abel, Mabel etc) or for online ringing (Handbell Stadium, Ringing Room). This page collects articles about how to make and use handbell controllers.

Handbell Manager for Mac

Mac users are a little bit behind Windows users when it comes to technology for online handbell ringing. We are catered for by Handbell Stadium, but we don't have a version of Graham John's Handbell Manager software that converts the input from motion controllers into keypresses that will drive Mabel...

Homemade handbell controllers for Handbell Stadium and Handbell Manager

UPDATE: There is a more recent article with shorter instructions.

UPDATE: Now that a few other people are experimenting with the Arduino-based controllers, I have put some further thoughts at the bottom of this post. If you have any questions, feel free to ask, either in the comments here...