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sledge21

Hay all.
I am in the process of buying my first Arduino for motor control mostly. I want to know from you more clever guys what bord would you suggest? My main priority will be the control of dc, stepper and rc servos. At the moment I do all my motor control by hand (potensiometer) setups and I want to change that. I have built some primitive cnc machines working with stop micro switches but never have I controlled it with a pc. I have no pc experience never mind program writing ect.
I have a good amount of cash saved up so money is not the issue.
Please help.

ash901226

when you say primitive how so?

kf2qd

To start with - look at the sample programs - try to start with the simple ones. Look at them, figure out what each piece is doing. Modify it to do different things - like take blink and hook up more resistors and LEDs to the arduino outputs. Make a 1 moving light display. then a 2 light chaser. you can easily hook up 6 leds and play with combinations.

I have a degree in Computer Science and this is the approach I used. Figure out what the samples do and how they do it and then modify them and add hardware. In other words - play with it a bit.

sledge21

"PRIMITIVE" Well I have a digital multimeter and a couple of power supplies and a lot of wire and a truck load of rc stuff. Then I short out stuff till I have an idea of how it works or connect wires and see what happens.... That is how primitive I find out how stuff works.


Hay all.
I am in the process of buying my first Arduino for motor control mostly. I want to know from you more clever guys what board would you suggest? My main priority will be the control of DC, stepper and rc servos.


You could buy Arduino Uno (R3) or Leonardo. These boards can control servos - and with H-bridge (you'll find it from old servo) you can control DC. For stepper, you need circuit which can control stepper (you have to know stepper type ).

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