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Sam Adams
Member
Mon Aug 30 09:35:07
I want one of my remote workstations to push a button for me. Anyone ever do something like this?
Dukhat
Member
Mon Aug 30 10:01:53
This is why we need immigrants. To push buttons for the white master race fat ass remote working at home.
Paramount
Member
Mon Aug 30 16:03:20
You don’t need immigrants anymore now that there are robots:

MicroBot Push

Robotic technology for any button

MicroBot Push's robotic techonolgy enables pressing virtually any type of button a human can press.

http://microbot.is/products/microbot-push



Or maybe you can build a robotic arm of some sort. You can probably find instructions on the internet.
Habebe
Member
Mon Aug 30 17:17:34
Have you looked through

www.instructables.com

What exactly are you trying to do?
Hrothgar
Member
Mon Aug 30 17:22:01
http://robotask.com/

This app might help? Send keyboard input programmatically? Looks like you'd probably run that app on the remote workstation and configure it with what to do. No commands going over the network, it would be local based.
Habebe
Member
Mon Aug 30 17:32:58
http://www...anG_1QGl15QP34p6oaAi7TEALw_wcB

Adafruit (raspberry Pi folks) sells this solenoid for $5.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Tue Aug 31 04:17:49
So, there is literally a button you put over buttons to push them for you.

My whole life has been a lie! How long has this been going on?? This is one of those easy things that I have over engineered in my head, I will be honest. I thought we needed robots!

My button pushing days are over, you can bet your ass. I'm gonna program a remote control with 1 button and then when I push that button, it will push ALL the buttons I have!

Muuu hahahahahaha!
smart dude
Member
Tue Aug 31 04:27:51
If only George Jetson had one of those things...
Sam Adams
Member
Tue Aug 31 09:30:11
"What exactly are you trying to do?"

Just want one of my computers to turn on something nearby for me when i am away.
Habebe
Member
Tue Sep 14 18:54:19
Ever try it out?
Sam Adams
Member
Tue Sep 14 20:43:00
Not yet. Still on the backburner. Other work things take priority.
jergul
large member
Wed Sep 15 05:29:57
Why would you not just leave your computer on?
Sam Adams
Member
Wed Sep 15 08:31:38
Because on rare occasions there is a power outage. One machine conveniently turns itself back on... and im like maybe this one can reawaken its neighbors.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Wed Sep 15 09:22:31
Sam there is literally a button that you put over a button. Paramount posted it. It's retail, no solenoids.

http://microbot.is/products/microbot-push
Sam Adams
Member
Wed Sep 15 09:36:03
I do not think a microbot hub will be acceptable to security, unfortunately, because that does indeed look like the easy way to go in a normal location.

A non-wifi piece added on to an already approved machine would not be a security and interference concern.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Wed Sep 15 10:55:00
Fair enough. With all button pushing wifi bandits. Who knows! :)
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