1.)-> Arduino Uno R3 - Would like to start a windows program at the press of a button.
2.)->Gobetwino download appears to be missing
I am a Coding teacher for a School District in Texas. This year for Christmas we are having our students program LED light strips and having them flash to the sounds of Christmas songs.
We are using Arduino unos to make this happen. [Elegoo UNO R3] We are making good progress with getting the lights to flash at the correct times and yada yada. However we need some assistance with having the arduino start the song when a button is pressed. We are currently manually starting the song at the same time and the “dancing light functions” on the arduino. This has limits with timing ect.
We would like to make it where when a button is pressed, windows is told to start a song. Or a program that has the song. yada yada. So the arduino is controlling the lights and a separate windows PC is playing the song.
Specifically I need a way to have the arduino start a program on windows. A lot of what I have been researching tells me that the solution is in Gobetwino, however I cannot for the life of me find a download on this program.
The link is dead and I have started sending out droves of requests for someone who may have the file.
I have also looked into having the Arduino use my keyboard to press a button that would start the sequence. However it appears that we would need an Arduino Leonardo or other model. I have no problem getting one of those. however I really feel like there is a way to do it with what I have now.
Can someone give me some pointers on how to get this accomplished