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timshaw

GREAT, going to purchase and get building.

Thanks for all the help.

Tim

timshaw

So I've done some thinking >>>>

I would like the date from weather station to control and influence some small motors that will play acoustic instruments such as gongs / cymbals / other things I can find that make great noises.

Any body got any pointers / advice about approaching this?

Tim


billroy

You'll want to start by reading up on hobby servos, stepper motors, and DC gearmotors and how they're controlled.  A little on robotics, too, perhaps.

Adafruit has a popular entry-level Motor Shield that comes with software and tutorials, check adafruit.com.  Sparkfun has more motor control modules than you can shake a stick at, also with software: sparkfun.com.  Pololu is a popular place for people building robots, which of course are all about motors; see http://www.pololu.com

-br



timshaw

Brilliant, thanks for the info. I am actually looking to buy a weather station that will be compatible with Arduino. They have sold out at Spark Fun.

Do you think just a regular weather station bought from Maplin / Amazon would work?

http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?q=weather+station&hl=en&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&bpcl=39650382&biw=1439&bih=735&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=9348449126309897693&sa=X&ei=zfHFUP7wGYLOhAfQooCoBg&ved=0CIkBEPMCMAE

Tim 

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