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Mute Button for MS Teams

Mute Button for MS Teams © TAPR-OHL

No more fumbling for the mute when you need to speak. Just hit the button!

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Components and supplies

Button
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Ph a000053 iso (1) pnkpri8a6q
Arduino Micro
Make sure to get it without headers
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Necessary tools and machines

3drag
3D Printer (generic)
09507 01
Soldering iron (generic)

About this project

All my meetings are now virtual, and I found it irritating fumbling to unmute myself to speak.

So I created my own button to toggle the mute. My code is specifically for MS Teams, because that's what we use at work.

I wanted to use a digispark, because they're small and cheap, but those appear to be unavailable. So my second choice was an Arduino Micro which has native USB support to emulate a keyboard.

Code

AutoHotKey MacroAutoHotKey
1) Install AutoHotkey
2) Create a text file "teams_mute.ahk" with contents below
3) Open the file with autohotkey
4) Ctrl-Alt-M should send mute command to teams window, then switch back to the active window
5) Optional: add to startup applications:
a) Window-R and type: shell:startup
b) It will bring up the folder with your startup apps
c) create a shortcut to the script and place it here
#UseHook
; Ctrl-Alt-M
^!M::
WinGet, active_id, ID, A
SetTitleMatchMode, 2
;DetectHiddenWindows, On
WinGet, fensterID, List, ahk_exe Teams.exe
WinActivate, % "ahk_id " fensterID1
Send ^+m
SoundBeep, 200, 100
WinActivate, ahk_id %active_id%
Return 
mute_button
Sketch

Custom parts and enclosures

cover STL file
Print it on your printer
base STL
Print it on your printer

Schematics

Schematics
Schematics otvtygt36j

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