Hi guys, my name is Kevin. Long time reader of the forums, first time poster so bare with me please if I’ve asked any questions that have already been answered.
I’ve been making a few DIY arcade fight sticks for friends and family but now I’m looking to do something a little more and tidy up my current work.
My question is, how can I power on a light bulb when the raspberry pi is powered on? I’m trying to incorporate a light into my marquee, as well as a few LED strips into the sides of the cabinet. The lights would be externally powered. I’ve seen people control gpio pins over web servers but that’s not really what I’m looking for. Would I need some sort of relay connected to power and then the pi and run that with a startup script?
Thank you in advance for any advice.