I have been asked by my son to make a device to trigger a video clip from a usb stick, whenever somebody walks near the screen.
I have searched the forum, and it seems most questions have been about feeding video through the arduino - which of course it cannot handle.
The Rasberry Pi comes to mind , or the new 17 Devices And New Technologies as Small as Computer Chip or Business Card , but I have no idea of how to write code for them, and no time to learn !
I asked him what device he has in mind to play the video, and he reckons the usb stick can be plugged into the monitor ( I am so out of touch with these things, we are still watching a 26" CRT tv at home ! )
If he can get a monitor with a usb stick storage mode, it seems at first glance that it would be best for me to emulate the remote control with the arduino and send them infrared ?
Any advice from you guys who have played with multimedia ?