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Topic: Bluetooth PC power state controller (Read 390 times) previous topic - next topic

AppleAssassin

Hey there, sorry if this is in the wrong board I wasn't sure whether it was a hardware of software related problem, but I'm 90% sure it's hardware.

So currently I have a bluetooth module connected to my Arduino mega and once I send a command from my java android app my Arduino sends a 5v voltage to the switch to simulate the on switch on the computer to turn it on. It successfully turns it on, but then my pc turns off again after a few seconds as if I held the button in

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if(val == 'n')
  {
    digitalWrite(computerOn, 1);
    delay(500);
    digitalWrite(computerOn, 0);
    val = ' ';
  }


That's the code to turn it on

If I pull the wire out before it has the chance to turn off, it stays on.

Thanks

AppleAssassin

Just thinking, does it need to be done with a transistor?

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