I'm an artist / designer and I'm working on a new kinetic sculpture / film / sound project. I'm totally new to Arduino and need some guidance on how to go about this.
You can take a look at the plans for the project on my blog:http://jonathanodom.blogspot.com/2011/02/zoescope-continued.html
What is the minimum amount of hardware I would need to achieve the following?
• You push a button like this: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=060-662&source=googleps
• The button triggers a stepper motor, making it go from zero RPM to a pre-set speed in about a secondhttp://www.parallax.com/StoreSearchResults/tabid/768/txtSearch/motor/List/0/SortField/4/ProductID/65/Default.aspx
• The button triggers an LED that goes from zero to a pre-set voltage, fading up at the same time as the motor
• The motor and LED got for 30 seconds, then fade back down to zero
I plan to make several of these (already got space in a gallery in New Orleans and another in Pittsburg) so I'd like the smallest and cheapest hardware possible to achieve this. Any advice is greatly appreciated!