I'm attempting to use a simple proximity sensor to wake my computer up from sleep. I currently have a nice applescript proxy (a max/msp patch that reads serial data and runs an applescript) that allows me to initiate a sleep
command from my arduino. The problem is, I can't wake the computer up using the same method because the computer is....well...asleep, and my proxy can't listen for serial data.
Does anyone have any creative ideas? I've read a few things that were floating around online, and haven't found a solution.
A few thoughts:
- Is there something that might make it possible to wake the computer when it receives serial data?
- Is there a simple way to have my arduino send a keypress, without nullifying non-HID serial communication?
- How about a creative use of wake on LAN?
I'm struggling, would love any directional advice.