Instructables user thematthewknot took our Awesome Button project to the next level by adding an RGB LED and a rotary encoder, allowing him to execute a few different functions with one big red Staples Easy Button. When he turns the dial, he can scroll through different button functions, each indicated by a different color on the RGB LED. He has his set up to move his cursor, and execute the copy and paste keyboard shortcuts. When he hits the button, the selected function is executed. Thank you thematthewknot for sharing this awes– er, fantastic extension to The Awesome Button project!


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Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

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