So recently I had the idea of making a project where I have an IR remote and I can press one of the buttons and it turns on my computer. I was thinking of making this more fun by having an IR remote send a signal to an IR detector, which then turns on a piston/solenoid type thing to press the on button on my computer.
The part I’m currently stuck on is figuring out how to make an efficient circuit with good power usage, but I don’t know how to figure all that out. I don’t know if I should use a Nano to make it more compact, or an Uno for more power for the button presser or something. The second problem I’m having is figuring out how to get the button pressed. I did a bit of research online and found that a solenoid would possibly be a good pick to use for this. Should I use a solenoid or something else?
Sorry if this is complicated, I’ll gladly try my best to explain it to anyone that needs help.
Thanks so much!