control panel

the portion of a computer console that contains manual controls for regulating computer operations.
plugboard ( def 2 ).

1920–1925 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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control panel

electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices; "he checked the instrument panel"; "suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree" 
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Example sentences
While behind the moon, he was to flip a switch on the control panel to release
  the three remaining latches by a spring action.
Fortunately, by pulling up the control panel triggered by a special font key,
  it's easy to turn off the pivot.
Consider the clean facade of the iPod's control panel and the space around it.
The control panel is the main portion of the fire alarm system.
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