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DIY Overhead PC Control Panel Makes Working Infinitely More Fun

by Lambert Varias
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Redditor smashcuts made the simple act of opening his browser look cool by building an overhead control panel, which has tons of buttons, flip switches and LEDs.

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Smashcuts used a ton of wires and several USB controllers for the switches and an Arduino board for the LEDs. The control panel’s body is a junction box and the panels are made from laser-cut acrylic.

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The switches in the image above launch smashcuts’ most commonly used programs: Chrome, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects and iTunes. Additional controls for each program are scattered throughout the panel.

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There are also controls for the panel itself as well as buttons that trigger sound effects, a video or a song. There are also buttons that don’t do anything but look cool.

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This is one of those projects that makes me envy makers. Check out smashcuts’ build guide on Imgur or on the gallery below:

DIY Overhead Control Panel

[via Lifehacker]

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