The Zoom Panic Button
The number of stories going around of embarrassing video chat moments has gone up dramatically. If you have one of these stories you’ve likely since figured out how to quickly and efficiently shut off your computers feed. On a related note, now is the time to get into Arduino. Here is a wonderfully documented beginner project: The Zoom Panic Button. It is precisely what it sounds like. Did your partner just walk into-frame naked with a pool noodle and jar of bacon? Slam the panic button and your video (and optionally your audio) will be muted.