Easy Button Hack Step 1

This is the Staples Easy Button. They sell them for $5 each. When you press it, it says "That was easy!"


Some folks have been hacking them, trying to be able to record a new saying on them. I didn't care much about that. What I see is a big-ass red momentary switch for $5.


What can you do with a big-ass momentary switch? Replace the crappy little doorbell switch that opens the garage door, the one that rarely works, the one that's falling apart.


Here's the whole Flickr set and the write-up on my blog.


Make sure to check out the important safety warning!

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Uploaded on March 29, 2006