IoT Enthusiasts Can Now Create Their Own Mute Button

Microsoft has designed a physical mute button for the Teams desktop client which enables them to use quickly mute/ unmute themselves during meetings. Microsoft has published a handy guide to help users to get a mute button up and running for their next meeting.

Microsoft teams app probably familiar with the way it handles the mute function. The Teams client has decided a UI toggle button that allows users to mute and mute their mics with a single tap. For more controlling the mute status has been a nightmare for remote workers, when Teams meetings include a ton of participants.

The new mute button king users will be able to control the mute status with a quick access push button. The button automatically triggers to select “CTRl + Shift + M” hotkey which activates the app mute /unmute function. It is important to note that the user is actively using Microsoft Teams then only it will work. Here are some examples showing the mute button in action on Microsoft teams.

IoT enthusiasts will need a “Big Dome” pushbutton micro USB cable and Adafruit circuit playground Express [CPS ] and a cardboard box to built this device. On the software, the front is required to integrate with the hardware. The cost and build time of the entire project are around $30 and 5 to 10 minutes is estimated.

For more details head over to the GitHub website to download the source code and the instructions manual and deployment guide is available on this page. To contributes to the open-source project and can read the full details at Microsoft by clicking here.

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