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Turn off a PC with Arduino and an IR remote

I have the bad habit of watching or listening something from my computer before I go to sleep while already lying in bed. Often when I am on the verge of falling asleep, it is frustrating to get up and turn off the computer. Usually, I put on a timed shutdown so that when I fall asleep, the computer won't wake me up in the middle of the night. However, I wanted to have some other way which does not involve getting up from bed nor having to light up any screen (like my phone) which would interfere with the process I thought about the problem from time to time and it was earlier this year when I bumped into an Instructables  post in which  somebody had made a remote controller for his PC with Arduino as a "keyboard". I thought I would do something similar to solve the shutting down problem because as it happened, I had a spare Arduino lying around After playing around with it for a while, I found out that in my Arduino Uno was lacking HID support so it was not going to