June 2, 2007
The Ultimate Reset Buttonby Dhiram Shah
As David Bradley, a designer of the original IBM PC said “I may have invented Control-Alt-Delete, but Bill Gates made it famous”. Actually before Windows went mainstream computers had fairly small reset buttons, but with the advent of Windows came the practise of frequent resetting. Of course there was Ctrl + Alt + Del combo but for the dreaded Kernel 32 error for Windows 98 you have no option but to bend down and find the puny reset button. Putting an end to the misery is this reset button which looks more like a mushroom straight from Mario land. Connection is very simple as it uses just two wires. The best part is when you have lost your cool with the blue screen of death, just hit the button with your fist to reboot.
(More pics after the jump)
The Ultimate Reset Button
PC power buttons have always been small, traditionally requiring the employment of a young slaveboy with dainty fingers to push for us. That’s why the Ultimate Rest Button was born. Requiring just two wires to install, this gargantuan power…
Wow, what an incredible hack! You are teh l33t h4ck3r!
Stop using Windows you retard, you won’t even need a reset button.
You’ve got the same keyboard as me. Cool.
Something’s wrong with your computer if you need to reboot it that often 🙁 I have three personal computers running Windows XP and the only time they get rebooted is after they patch…
I’d hit that
Nice, but to complete the effect you also need a giant, wooden Mario mallet to smash it.
Wow, I’d love to have on of these in every school’s computers so I could take away my classmate’s works with a single punch!
Uhh… Maybe that thing is a bit too easy to hit? And it looks especially attractive for a toddler…
I have a homemade one of these that I made 5 years ago. You have to unconnected wires and when you press the button down the quarter connected to the bottom completes the circuit.
“Connection is very simple as it uses just two wires.”
Look in that last pic. Does that look like just two wires? I don’t think so. Looks more like four to me.
Very clever…I’m not really sure how much it will catch on though…I have never seen the blue screen of death since I upgraded to XP…BUT it freezes alot and I always hit something…occasionally the keyboard…with this it would be less damaging I presume…
Does this count as customizing you PC?
Maybe there’s a version of a red switch with a plastic cap to prevent accidental resetting?
Quote: just two wires.
The photo shows more than 2…
first post, yay…
Get a Mac?
Great except it is missing the “designed for Windows” sticker.
We used three wires just because we could! No, seriously, the third wire is for future improvements (maybe for a LED?): says the designer.
…Just because there are 4 wires doesn’t mean that all 4 are connected. It may just be for stability when attaching to the reset jumpers on the motherboard, as some mb’s have erroneous connections along with the power/reset and such.
Problem is, with such a big button, it might be pressed accidentally (something might fall on it or leaning over you might touch it). I’d add a small button in series as an extra safety.
it looks more for like a toddler
nifty. extra wires confuses the bomb squad.
If you have your monitor on the right side of your desk it means you’re gay.
I, for one, welcome our new toddler overlords.
What an incredible looking gadget; if I can call it that.
I think that it’s brilliant. I think that every copy of windows sold should come with one.
On the othere hand, If i had it i would be just want to press it all the time.
With that button, I’m almost tempted back to Windows;)
You said it has two wires but on the last pic 4 wires are to be seen
This is an industrial safety switch… They use them in areas that have hazards that are potentially dangerous/deadly, so that you can stop the heavy equipment very quickly, with your foot/hand/hip/whatever. Neat Idea !
The third wire could tie to a brick of C4?
Same Keyboard maybe same mouse (Logitech MX518)
Well i see the problem with you having to reset your computer all the time, you are using windows vista, the most broken windows sense ME
It’s way more satifying to whack the keyboard for a few minutes instead.
anybody who has assembled a computer (connected the switch on the case to a motherboard) can tell you that a reset switch only uses two wires. Basically it tests whether the circuit is complete or not.
Even though there are more than two in the picture, only two are relevant.
That being said, the enormous button is retarded.
Lame the things that get dugg! It dosne’t look like a mushroom for 1 and then it also is as simple as rewireing to your computers reset button spot on your tower. Anyone with skillz to follow wires and find a switch can do this!
awesome. every time i decide windows is annoying me bam!! reboot into linux. then id just start hitting it for fun. Maybe you could install a feature that if you didnt hit it hard enough it just logs off or something and a speaker saying “goodbye windows” or something similar.
i love lamp
I hit my sister and make her hit reset when I have to reboot.
LOL, Noobs use linux/unix.
GET LINUX AND SCREW THIS PAGE
@ user -thats incest and slavery
from West Virginia ?
That’s not four wires; that’s two going in, and the same two coming out. See how easy that was? For my next act, I will cure cancer.
I’d hit it, like an angry force of nature 😛
gayest hack evar
My comp kept getting the blue screen of death when i first got it, so i can appreciate you making that, but it needs PANIC written on the top in big bold white print
This is not meant for mass production… it’s some guy having fun with his homemade stuff. The wealth of stupidity (not just ignorance–STUPIDITY) is abundant by the hate-bloggers here.
Mama says Windows is The Devil.
Windows isn’t the only OS that needs forcibly reset from time to time
hello mandrake, ubuntu, redhat, clarkconnect, I’m talking to you
thats awesome. who cares about these stupid elitist hackers saying you’re dumb. perhaps they just need to get laid. its a great idea. sometimes the simplest are the best.
ELITIST HACKERS SUCK!
haha what will come after? a panic button? ¬¬