DIY Physical Mute Button for Zoom with Raspberry Pi Pico and MicroPython @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi
If you thought the innovations on Zoom meetings, here’s Miguel Grinburg with a DIY Zoom mute button. Here’s more from the twilio blog:
I always have trouble remembering what is the Zoom keyboard shortcut to mute or unmute my audio, so I end up grabbing the mouse and clicking the button instead. While there isn’t really a problem with clicking, it feels inefficient, and that awkward silence while every other call participant is waiting for me to unmute and start speaking appears to last an eternity.
I thought it would be interesting to use my Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller board and MicroPython to design a single-key keyboard with the only function to toggle the audio on my video calls. That way, there is no key combination to remember!
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