I wish to make a robotic arm which will move a cd from one location to another so it will have to move both up and down and side to side, so I imagine this will take 2 stepper motors?
Can anyone point me in the right direction on what items I will need to buy to get the basic robot arm working (or to be controlling 2 motors via code) Could you define terms like motor shield for me, as i'm not quite sure what that is and couldn't find a good explanation and would I would need to get this working.
Does Arduino support VB.net?
How do you program the item - the arm would be plugged into the PC via parralel port or USB, is this possible?
Thanks for the advice and links to the products I would need, as I am excited and wish to order ASAP