Netflix teaches tinkerers to build their own binge watching button

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  • October 1, 2015
  • StopPress Team
Netflix teaches tinkerers to build their own binge watching button

We have cars that can drive themselves, fridges that know when we're out of milk and sensors that can tell if your elderly relatives have taken their pills. Now, for those who also want their binge watching smartened, Netflix has given the world a button that can turn on your TV, dim your lights, silence your phone and even order food. 

There's a fair degree of technical expertise required to build this glorious switch and it seems like it would appeal to the maker community (or Rube Goldberg enthusiasts) who enjoy going to great lengths to create machines that perform simple tasks. So check out the instructions here

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  • June 28, 2017
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