George:

1. Consider using a solid-state relay.
2. There has been much buzz over things like [a] Arduino and [b] littleBits.
3. I also like www.Mouser.com.

--Bill


On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 11:24 AM, George Gallen <ggal...@wyanokegroup.com>wrote:

> OK.
>
> I'm trying to use a Raspberry pi to push a button, but only want to use
> one GPIO port.
> Basically, I'm trying to get the pi to turn a device on or off - and can't
> easily get to
> Where the button on the device's board is at to have the pi trigger with a
> relay,
> So I plan to mount the device, and have something just push the button
> directly.
>
> Do they make a device that when energized,  will push a rod out then back?
> Right now, my only option (maybe not only), would be to create a Scotch
> Yoke
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotch_yoke
>
> But for space contraints, and ease, I'd rather put in something that would
> do
> That as it's primary function.
>
> George
>
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