I need to control a device to come on and off a couple of times a day, the problem is it's got a momentary switch, that you push down to turn on/off, so a conventional plug in timer won't work. I can open up the cover and attach a couple of wires onto the momentary switch terminals that i can connect to a relay output. My question is can i use Arduino to create something like this? I'm interested in learning how to program in Arduino as I can see a few uses for it in the future so any beginners guides etc you could point me to would be great. Also what sort of kit would i need?
I've found this project which looks similar i guess I could adapt it to use seconds instead of hours and just pulse it for 1 second to turn on and then again for 1 second to turn off. Any thoughts?
I've got a good understanding of Basic and Qbasic and I've also done a bit of C++ and Visual basic and HTML, but that was all long time ago.
Thanks again in advance.