Dash button hack

Duration: November 2016
My role: creative technologist
Tech stack: python, node.js, nightmare.js

Project details

As part of a marketing campaign pitch, I hacked an Amazon Dash Button to order the same Amazon item but from Ebay for a cheaper price.

Prototype of the hacked dash button to show what it will feel like in real time.


I wrote a small python script to find out when the Mac address of a particular Dash Button was detected. Once the signal is detected, a javascript app built on nightmare.js runs a pre defined Ebay page to complete the ordering process.

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nightmare.js at work!!

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Myself at work!!

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