So the thing is, I'm a computer science major and working on an IoT project which is a coffee machine powered by a Particle Photon and controlled with an Amazon Alexa skill. The problem is I have absolutely no experience with electrical engineering and am terrified I'm going to hurt myself with this. I have a bread board, jumper wires, and relays and have done a fair amount of tutorials with the photon and arduino so I know the basics of how they work.
But today, I tore into the coffee machine to see the wire configuration and am at a complete lost. I've never done anything like this.
The coffee machine is operated by a simple ON/OFF switch. You flick the switch ON- it brews coffee. I just don't know how to achieve that through a micro controller.
I've included some photos of what the inside of the coffee machine looks like. Any help in pointing me towards the right direction would be great. I truly have very little idea where to start with this.
Thanks so much! Like I said, a total newbie at this so sorry if I sound super naive and out of place.