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Python Amazon Dash

Hack your Amazon Dash to run what you want. Without welders. For the entire family.

  1. Install Amazon Dash:
sudo pip install amazon-dash
  1. Use discovery mode to know the mac of your Dash (Run the program, and then press the button):
sudo amazon-dash discovery
  1. Create a config file:
# amazon-dash.yml
# ---------------
  delay: 10
    name: Hero
    user: nekmo
    cmd: spotify
    name: Pompadour
    user: nekmo
    cmd: kwrite
  1. Run the daemon:
sudo amazon-dash run

Avoid making a purchase by pressing the button

This program detects when your button connects to the network to execute actions, but does not prevent the ordering.

There are 3 ways to avoid making a purchase when you press the button.

Easy mode: Do not choose the product to buy when setting up

When you first set your button, you are asked which product you want to buy when you press the button. If you do not choose an option, the button will work, but an order will not be created.

However, in order to take advantage of the free balance ($5/€5/£5), it is necessary to choose a product. The solution is after ordering, deactivate the button, reconfigure it, and not choosing the product the second time.

However, you will receive an alert in the Amazon application every time you press the button asking you to finish the configuration. You can turn off notifications, delete the application, or use another Amazon account.

Using an advanced router

If you have an advanced router (DD-Wrt, Open-WRT, Tomato, RouterOS…), you can block Internet output from the buttons. This is the preferred option. It is necessary to block the Internet output. Using DNS locks will not work. The button uses its own DNS server IP, ignoring router DNS.

Raspberry PI solution

You can use the Raspberry PI as a router if you have 2 network cards. The method is similar to the previous one, but being a Linux system you can use iptables.

Why root is required

This program needs permission to open raw sockets on your system. You can set this permission using setcap, but you must be very careful about who can run the program. Raw sockets permission could allow scaling permissions on the system:

setcap cap_net_raw=eip /usr/bin/pythonX.X
setcap cap_net_raw=eip /usr/bin/tcpdump

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