Zoomout a pull switch (or BYO button) that gets you out of video calls, quick

Zoomout tweet png at main lanewinfield zoomout GitHub

By now we all know about that awkward few seconds after any video meeting where everyone searches the quit button. It is the online equivalent of saying your goodbyes but walking the same direction. lanewinfield on Github used some Adafruit gear and created Zoomout to quickly exit a call with an elegant pull chain.

System compatibility

  • Tested on macOS Catalina (10.15)
  • Ends Zoom + Google Meet calls (in Google Chrome)

What is what?

  • code.py is the firmware for the Feather
  • zoomout-alfred.alfredworkflow is the Alfred Workflow to kill video chats
  • zoomout.scpt is the script that runs inside the Workflow (not needed if you use Alfred)
  • zoomout-handle.stl and zoomout-mount are the 3d print files for the handle and mount. (Also available to edit on Tinkercad here and here)

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1 Comment

  1. Steampunk Professor

    Saw this in operation on the BBC’s CLICK programme, I wondered what board he was using. A nice little solution to a current problem, wonder where else you could use it? 🙂

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