First post here! (And this will also be my first project with an Arduino)
I'm hoping someone can help me with figuring out the hardware necessary for a little project: I want to trigger a mechanical
switch latch* twice a day at two specific times. I have an UNO R3.
I'm going to have a little box that holds my dogs food bowl. The box will be closed and latched (somehow) and will feature a couple piston arms that will push it open when the
switch latch* is released.
So to keep it simple I just need to have the UNO attempt to trigger the
switch latch* twice a day. I'm not concerned with the programming (I'm a programmer by profession). I can definitely learn and figure that out on my own. The issue is I'm no hardware expert! So I'm looking for some recommendations on a switch latch* that might work for this, and can interface well enough with the UNO.
Also any other hardware you think I might need or any thoughts and tips are greatly appreciated!
Thank you for your time!