Panic Button Saves You from Horrible Music

By Jason Fitzpatrick on February 20th, 2012

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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/20/12
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