The Amazon Dash button is a great new device that can be bought for only $5. Very shortly after the release of it the first working hack of it was published online. It showed you how to detect when the button was pushed on your computer and to launch a program in response to it using a few lines of python code. I was very impressed with the hack and I wondered if I could make it run something on hardware instead. My first thought was the Raspberry Pi.
In this tutorial I will show you how to use a Raspberry Pi with the Dash Button to control a lamp or any other electronic device.
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