I don't know why i can't come up with an answer for this, I feel like an idiot.
I have a 12 servo biped that has two power sources. A 9v battery for logic on both an SSC-32 Servo Controller, and an Arduino ADK. There is also a rechargeable 6v 16mah battery pack connected to the SSC-32 for servo power.
Currently this is what I have to do to get it to start:
If programming: Connect USB cable to Arduino, power is spliced to SSC-32 as well. Flip physical on/off switch to on for servo pack
If Autonomous: Hook up 9V manually, power goes to SSC-32 as well Flip physical on/off switch to on for servo pack
Major(Minor) issues If the servos are turned on before the logic (I've asked this question before but never found an answer) the servos behave violently and randomly. If USB is plugged in while 9v connected, COM abilities lost, a computer reboot and Arduino shut down required to regain communication
I'm hoping that someone can give me an idea on how to replace the physical mechanical switch, with something the Arduino can control when it receives power. I don't want to buy anything as I am hoping that I can just DIY it really quickly.
I only have one IRF510 MOSFET left, plenty of 2N3904 Transistors, and any resistor I could need. This has to be enough for a circuit.
Goal: to switch 6v 1.6Amp power source on/off via Arduino
Sorry if I've made this way too complicated, but like I said I just can't think today for some reason.