At work, we're decomissioning a pile of servers. However, they are all virtual, so we can't celebrate office-space style.
However, I was thinking - if I could hook up something that acted like a button to a keyboard, so it registered as the enter key, I could script the destruction of the effigy server with the launching of commands to destory the real one.
So, what can I use as a button here that will take a good 30ish whacks or so before breaking? Would a piezo sensor glued to a metal plate work? Would I need extra circuitry? Or is there a place I can find a cheapish, large button that I could hook up?
I can handle the soldering, but otherwise, my EE knowledge is fairly weak, so please consider added simplicity over absolute minimum price. Budget for this is probably around the $20 mark.