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DIY 'Karma Controller' makes it easier than ever to waste your time on Reddit

Upvote. Downvote. It's so hard. Make time on Reddit easier with the buttons of a Karma Controller.

If you've never been to Reddit, you probably shouldn't start now. This modern-day bulletin board system, filled to the brim with advice animals and exhibitionists, will suck hours out of your life. Here, people 'upvote' good threads, consign bad ones to 'downvote' hell and engage in comment-wars. It's a hard life here in Reddit, which is why you should totally get a Karma Controller and simplify everything even further.

Maybe. Sort of? I don't know. Regardless of personal opinions, the Karma Controller is very much real. The Karma Controller's creator, William Wnekowicz of Will Make Things, describes it as something that will let you 'procrastinate on Reddit more productively'.

The device has seven buttons, with each tied to one of seven commonly used functions on Reddit: upvote, downvote, move up, move down, toggle image, open comments in new tab, and close tab.

While you could always sign up for the giveaway that William will be holding soon, you can also attempt to make your own Karma Controller at home. William made his prototypes out of a DigiSpark development boardanddual mini board that he purchased from RadioShack, along with some help from a friend and a little creative know-how. You'll be able to find some sparse instructions on his website and relevant files on GitHub.

Let us know in the comments if you end up making one of your own--and whether it was worth the time.

[YouTube via Will Makes Things]

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