I apologize in advance but I'm a complete newbie at all of this. I have no programing experience, and I have never done anything like this before. I have more mechanical experience, but no skills with using programing code and computer hardware.
With that said, I am trying to make a small portable two servo motor device controlled with Wii Nunchuck joy stick. Looking to make the computer/motherboard as small and compact as possible (small enough to fit into an altos size tin, or even smaller!). And its going to be battery operated.
I'm trying to create a puppet with a tentacle-like snake neck that can be controlled with a Wii Nunchuck. I've got the mechanics down on the neck and will be using two servo motors to move it. So I've been reading up on pan-tilt mechanics with a Wii Nunchuck, but so far all the DIYs I've come across use way to big of a board, and are still a bit confusing to me. I really would like to use the Arduino Nano (http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardNano
) but I am unsure if this would work for my application or what parts to buy to make it work. I'm also mainly interested in just using the stick control feature on the Wii Nunchuck, and not the tilt.
What parts do I need to get? Do I have to get a breadboard? What components do I need to set it up for battery power based on this layout? What would be the best code to use for this set up?
Price isn't too much of a factor, looking to make it as compact as possible. Not interested in making the controls wireless at the moment (want to tackle the main components first). Open to suggestions on a good small/nano size servo motor that isn't too noisy. The neck itself is going to be about 3ft long, and will probably weigh about a pound.