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If you take a look at the back of the WiFi Pineapple MKV PCB, you'll see markings under the expansion port (detailing 3.3V and ground).

Plug the RED wire into any 3.3V and the BLACK into any ground.

Is that all there is? Power and ground? What exactly is a " functional push button" referring to then in the product description then if you aren't connecting to any of the expansion bus GPIO? Just a buzzer or a flashing LED or something on the ominous box and no interaction with the pineapple?

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Is that all there is? Power and ground? What exactly is a " functional push button" referring to then in the product description then if you aren't connecting to any of the expansion bus GPIO? Just a buzzer or a flashing LED or something on the ominous box and no interaction with the pineapple?

Yes that is all it is.

There is a standalone PCB in the Ominous Box handling the beeping and LEDs. All it requires is power / ground.

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OK, so if anyone needs any help modding the PCB to connect the ominous box button to the expansion port / pineapple then let me know. From the pictures, it looks like the board is a simple 1 layer board and may be easier to just swap it out for a bit of perfboard rather than cutting traces.

Can't believe it was missed off the design as it is essentially a zero cost upgrade to the ominous box. Connect one end of the button to a GPIO and the other to ground, use a kmod and bam the button could actually do something useful:) Whist you are there, you can add the LEDs just as easily to the expansion bus and have control via the pineapple too. No logic level translation or voltage regulator is needed so the fix is simple and cheap.

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