Completely new to Arduino and am looking for some advice on how you would go about what I'm trying to accomplish.
I have a 24V rotating siren style light (no sound) and an announcement speaker that accepts SD cards. What I want to happen is have an arcade style dome button that when pressed sends a wireless signal a few feet to the siren and speaker that runs for 5 seconds and then shuts off and can't be pressed again for 10 seconds.
I already have the components wired up (less the arduino) and I can get it all to work by holding the button (hardwired, not wireless) down, but I need the button press to cause it to run for a set amount of time without holding down the button.
That is the quick breakdown of what I'm trying to accomplish, and like I said I know next to nothing about arduinos so if you have any suggestions that could potentially save me some time or frustration I'd appreciate it. I haven't found any similar project that I could use as a starting point. Let me know if I don't have enough details about something. Any ideas or suggestions?