<p>The Panic Button</p>

The Panic Button

This is a Panic Button. I got it for $7.50.

I wonder what happens when someone pushes it?

This USB button came with some really lame software for windows, so I set out to find out how to use it in linux.

After a bit of googling, I found it requires that you install the perl library Device::USB::PanicButton from the cpan repository. Next you have to write a script to make it do something interesting. And finally you have to give the button a good whack.

Here is a video of me using my panic button:

Heres the files:

Perl Script

Highdef video