Ok, I’m a serious novice with a seriously complicated idea, and I have a super basic question. I’ll preface this with: I have a lot to learn, but I really want to do this project, and I’m prepared to dump some time into it.
Basically, what I want to do is make a box that has a lot of switches on it that will control various functions of my Mac, like vollume, an app launcher, power, clipboard functions, etc. I figure that the first step is to get a box going that can send commands to my Mac that will be understandable by applescript/automator/proxi (that last one might be tough). I’ll worry about the software issue later.
I just stumbled on Arduino today, and it looks like a cool thing with (even better) a cool community. My question is, is this something I could use as the brain for my box? Can I get a switch wired wired to send commands to my computer from it?
Sorry this is such a crazy basic question, but you have to start somewhere, eh?