This weekend at the 2015 World Maker Faire, Netflix unveiled its prototype and instructions for a big button that it calls “The Switch.” When you hit it, The Switch sets the mood and preps you for the perfect streaming experience. Using “The Switch,” you can dim the lights, activate your phone’s Do Not Disturb feature and get ready to binge-watch.
“You’ll see that we built a switch that does everything you need to get ready for a Netflix marathon with just one press,” explains the company in a blog post, which details how to make your own switch at home (also watch the above video for detailed instructions).
Keep in mind that unless you’re a natural Maker and/or an electrical engineer, you’ll probably need to put your thinking cap on for this one (you’ll also need to purchase some things, including a physical switch and enclosure).
If you’re really fancy, you can do more with your switch, including ordering food.
Netflix is also looking for the next great idea (not a pilot idea, but a Maker-type idea) which you can share here.