Newbie here, I want to activate buttons on a remote control when my alarm clock goes off.
I'm pretty new to all of this stuff, but I'm interested in connecting my alarm clock to my Arduino Uno, and connecting my Arduino Uno to various buttons on the remote for a remote-controlled, color-changing, screw-in LED light bulb, so that when the alarm goes off, the Arduino activates a series of buttons, turning the light on in various colors.
My initial questions are the following, I'm most likely gonna need follow-up help later.
1. How exactly should I connect my alarm clock to the Arduino? I assume that there is a current produced somewhere when the alarm goes off, how do I "tap into" that, and how do I get my Arduino to sense the current?
2. I'm thinking (correct me if I'm wrong) that I need to connect each remote button to a pin on my Arduino and then turn on whatever pin I want to change the light bulb color. Do I just connect them using wires, or do I need something else, like resistors or another component? If I do need something else, how do I figure out what specs I need to have in said component?
If it helps, below are links to the light bulb I'm planning to get and the alarm clock I have.
If there's any other info that it would be helpful for me to provide, let me know.
Thank you so much.