Hey folks, brand new to using Arduino, but I believe it is the solution to my long time dream of controlling my irrigation gate without being at home. Plan is to to lift(retract) and push(extend) my 2 wire linear actuator with built in stops at 6 inches with 90 minutes between open and close. I am opening(lifting a 10" irrigation gate). The linear actuator has 330 LB thrust, so plenty of power. Can I upload sketch to retract and extend only based on scheduled time from phone app or alexa? Yes I have wifi mesh network. Do I need other parts in addition to 12V DC power supply for Arduino Wifi Rev 2 and linear actuator?
What would be proper wiring if that is all I need or do I absolutely need DoubleThrow-DouplePole DTDP) switch relays? I would appreciate any assistance in creating sketch for controlling what i believe to be a really simple command. Once opened(retracted) they sketch should have a 90 minute delay the closing of the irrigation gate. If I am out of order with this request, just tell me. BASIC project is to start with linear actuator in extended position (irrigation gate closed) - open gate by retracting 6 inches (remember the actuator has built in stops) thank you for all and any assistance Matt Bell