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Button Box

I found a source for cheap arcade buttons and went on a kick of adding them to everything I could. I started by slapping this box together with and arduino and bluetooth module I picked up from sparkfun
The first thing I used it for was to control itunes playlists on my music server. Each button sent a control character of a serial connection to the server via the bluetooth module. A script living on the server triggered the appropriate applscript actions.


  • arduino
  • bluetooth
  • battery powered
  • arcade buttons that can be arbitrarily mapped to various script actions


  • easier access for battery replacement
  • battery save mode and/or power switch
  • convert to sending osc messages
  • publish code to github