"Hey" Button in Java

last-updated: August 11, 2013

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You have fun with this "Hey" button, which talks and counts the number of pushes. A counting server collects the numbers from buttons over network and show them and the total. These programs run on a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and support all plaforms that have a JVM. They can be launched by just a few mouse clicks without prior installation as long as the computer has JRE installed.
Button Counting Server

What's New

August 11, 2013
Supports Java 7.
November 25, 2004
Mulitple voices are mixed even with JDK 5.0.
June 25, 2004
This web page was provided.
February 18, 2004
Development of the networked version starts working.
February 10, 2004
Development started and the standalone version of the button starts working.

Launch and Download

If your computer has Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed, a button and a counting server start by clicking the following links. You can obtain JRE from this web site.

Launch with Java Web Start:

You can also download the following JAR files and invoke them.

JAR file:

Future Work


Thanks Mr. Yoshinaga for modeling of the button and re-rendering of high-resolution images.

Thanks all for preparation and operation of the session (photo page).

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