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A pushbutton control panel for your Zoom calls

Arduino TeamFebruary 5th, 2021

Today with most people working from home using teleconferencing applications, a custom control panel for such interactions could come in handy. This inspired professor Elena Long to design her own Zoom interface around an Arduino, a 3D-printed enclosure, and a series of pushbuttons that allow for custom printed icons.

Long’s device features 12 main buttons — five momentary, seven latching. These are wired to light up via LEDs. There’s also a large red mushroom button on the end provides a final latching input, which is perfect for aborting calls with a flourish.

Whereas many would assume the console is powered by either a Leonardo or Micro, Long’s unit is actually based on a Mega set up with the HoodLoader2 bootloader that enables it to act as a virtual keyboard.

Those wishing to recreate the project for their desk can find more details on Long’s GitHub.


One Response to “A pushbutton control panel for your Zoom calls”

  1. jeanyvesk Says:

    Hello. It’s not clear :
    How do you switch between the 2 (the 8u or the 2560) micro to program ?

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