My work computer is shut down by IT on some weekends. This prevents me from logging into it using the VPN. What I would like to do is monitor the front power button light and then push it when the light turns off. This sounds pretty simple (at least to code) but what kind of motor is available that could push the button in? I would probably need to put the light sensor inside the tip of the “finger”. Alternatively, I could possibly monitor the sound of the hard drive to cause the motor to push the button.
If lightLevel (or soundLevel) < threshold Then
Not real serious about this but thought it would be fun to build. Any input would be great. I just ordered my first arduino today (starter kit).