A wonderful collaboration between makers Sophy Wong and Blitz City DIY has produced the handheld “Push the Button” box.
Inside the box is an Adafruit Feather nRF52840 Express board programmed in
CircuitPython to take the button input and send commands out via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).
When the box is paired with a mobile phone playing songs, you have a complete solution for controlling your tunes without having to touch the phone.
Sophy designed the case and cover with Blitz City 3D printing the case in yellow and Sophy milling one out of aluminum.
The CircuitPython code is available on
You can see
Sophy’s video above on the case design and the Blitz City DIY video below on the electronics design. VIDEO
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