I have a SaberLight plasma arc lighter, and I have taken it apart for a flamethrower project. I would like to use an Arduino Uno to programmatically activate the arc lighter. Using the Arduino Uno, what is the best method in order to activate the arc lighter?
My initial hunch is to remove the button (pictured), and connect one of the wires to a resistor which feeds into one of the Arduinio pins, whereas the other other wire connects to the Arduino ground. Is this correct? If so, how would I know what resistance value to use?
I would test my hunch, but do not want to break the lighter necessarily.
The attached battery states that the voltage is 3.7V and the current is 180mAh