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I was trying to do this too in my build, I even wired up LED buttons so I could show status... but it's like having a TV remote, there's no feedback on whether the keypress actually worked or not! It's even worse when I mute a meeting and then goto another window and have to click back quickly and look foolish. But a fun fun project to build!
I actually made this and added in the mode button, because I use Teams/Skype/Zoom in all my various meetings. I also decided to get silly and add in LED buttons, but I haven't done anything yet beyond lighting them up on startup to confirm they work. Thanks for posting this project, it got me off my duff and making something. Idlewood, I really really like the wooden design you did, very clean. I just wonder how you find the orientation? Do you put it next to your desktop above your keyboard, or to the side? Mine (see the pink box one) is setup to fit to the left of my laptop/keyboard setup. Can't wait to use it in my next $WORK meetings.
I ended up using an AdaFruit ItsyBitsy 5v board, which code $10 I think, plus a bunch of LED momentary buttons.
I made it, but with light up LED buttons, and a seventh button so I can switch between Zoom/Skype/Teams controls more easily. It still needs some tweaks, but it's working great so far! Next is to finish the labels on the front, and to finish adding in all the shortcuts I want to use.
This is a nice simple example, but it could use some expansion I feel.1. You should mention up front that you're using the Arduino IDE for the example, and that you need to install the extra module(s) for programming the ATTiny85.2. What about your main() function? You don't explain that the code will just loop madly while waiting for various interrupts. Is there any way to put the ATtiny85 into a sleep mode to save power? This is key when you're on battery. Otherwise thanks for the instructable, very nice and clear explanation!
Hi there,I've been trawling around looking for hints on using a supercap to power an ATTiny85 and an IRled for 10-20 seconds when the main power goes out. Do you think this supercap would fit the bill? I'm clueless when it comes to using them. Thanks!John
Printing out the spools locally has worked out well, now I'm stuck getting nodejs to actually move the darn steppers. They work from python scripts, so I know I've got them hooked up properly. Any thoughts on howto debug this better? Do you have any simple nodejs scripts to run steppers?
Turns out my local library has a 3-d printer, so I've got one spool and waiting on a second. Now I've got the drawbot software running, but it's not actually talking to the GPIO pins at this time.I've got a stepper.py script which I'm using to test, but I'd appreciate any debugging hints. I suspect it's because of my troubles getting the gpio nodejs module installed and working properly, even though I thought it was all set.Is there a nodejs script I can run from the CLI to do a quick test to confirm it's all installed properly?