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August 19, 2011

Easy Button Hacks

Filed under: Electronics — Brandon @ 8:57 am
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Staples office supply store chain reinforces it’s “That was easy!” slogan with giant novelty buttons that repeat it when pressed. Inside is a circuit board with a built-in momentary switch, a speaker, batteries, and metal weights. These are easily hackable.


Custom Message Buttons
Because the default one gets boring pretty quickly.
http://solid-orange.com/hacks/custom-easy-button
http://kipkay.com/resources/ (5th doc from the bottom)
http://www.instructables.com/id/YEAAAUGH-WHHAT-OKKKAY-Lil-Jon-Easy-Button/
http://jeffcaylor.com/2007/05/19/staples-easy-button-hack-and-resource-page/

Sound Mods
http://techdweeb.com/easy.html

Garage Door Opener
This is a popular hack, because it’s linked many places.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tommybear/sets/72057594093761486/

Game Buzzer System
http://qodribecreative.blogspot.com/2009/12/quiz-show-buzzer-system-using-staples.html
http://tech.nocr.at/hacking-security/diy-quiz-o-tron-3000/

Musical Instrument Foot Switch
http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Button-Musical-Interface/

Home Automation
http://www.electronichouse.com/article/home_automation_made_easy_button/

Pointless!?
http://jeffcaylor.com/2006/03/12/circuit-bending-is-easy-2/


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