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Panic Button Saves You from Horrible Music

This light-hearted hack adds on a “Panic” button to a computer functioning as a community jukebox–allowing anyone to slam the button and save themselves from horrible music.

Over at Thinkl33t they explain the impetus for the button:

Ok, bit of explanation first. We have a iMac set up as a ‘democratic jukebox’ at HAC:Manchester. The idea being that anyone can put music on it, and it plays the entire library on shuffle during our hack sessions for a bit of background music.

The problem is, of course, some people have an… odd taste in music, so sometimes the jukebox ends up flipping between Aqua and Cannibal Corpse for ten minutes, and the horror of this was just too much!

Enter the PANIC button.

Hit up the link below for additional information about the project.

The PANIC Button [via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/20/12

Comments (4)

  1. Rob

    COME ON BARBIE LETS GO PARTY! DJENT DJENT DJENT!!!!

    hell yes!

  2. Jenita

    Communal music collection which play randomly.

  3. Citrus Rain

    Hehehehee… Pony music over-dominates my library. Needs more punk & internet. This would be a nice button though. Even better would be one to play songs that are not in certain playlists for a while.

    Pony music gets annoying sometimes… even for bronies.

  4. zapper067

    Such as Rick roll and trololo

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