FriDIY: Repurpose your ‘Easy’ button to send automated Slack alerts

If you’ve got one of those cute Staples ‘Easy’ buttons lying around, you can make it a lot more useful by fiddling with its innards and connecting it to Slack, like developer Nick Sypteras did. Like many of us, Sypteras works at his desk with headphones on, and grew tired of being spooked by visitors making loud noises or waving in his face to get his attention. He found a solution in the ‘Easy’ button, which he hacked to send him an alert on Slack whenever a visitor pressed it. Want to whip up your own desktop notification button? Just…

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