I'm trying to setup an Arduino Nano that receives a code and then physically presses the button on an Xfinity cable box or my PS4. The cable box doesn't turn off via remote and the PS4 doesn't integrate with home automation unless it's in rest mode, and I want to be and to turn both off (and on) to conserve power.
I'm currently using NRF24L01's for my Arduino communication.
Parts I have at my disposal:
ULN2003 stepper motor driver (from elegoo starter kit)
Stepper motor (from elegoo starter kit)
Unknown stepper motor from an old pc dvd drive
L298N stepper motor driver
I have some servo motors as well
Can I have 2 stepper motors (that act independently) on 1 driver? I'd prefer to have less wires (1 power source for the driver) rather than use 2 drivers with their open power sources.
Do I need to get a new driver that can handle 2 stepper motors? If so, any recommendations?
If you have any suggestions about approach and how to mechanically achieve the push button action (e g. Other than using stepper motors), I'd like to hear those, too.