I am a bit new to electronics, but I am a programmer. The thing is that I want to control one or two lights using my code on my computer
Arduino and similar devices are not an option in the meanwhile. I don't either have an
Note that I can extract IC and stuff from things like JoySticks or whatever if needed.
Some things I know/learned:
- Turning on/off a light is basically [not] passing positive voltage to the LED, where the LED is always connected to an appropriate ground
- Turning on/off a light is a logical operation, so if we are using an analog jack (or whatever), we need to convert it to a logical output, since we need the light either on or off, not something in between
- Using ports like USB requires a microcontroller chip
Note that I don't mind doing hacky stuff, I'm doing that being a hobbyist, not for production