Greetings, I'm very excited about getting involved with this platform. I'm wondering about the devices I can control and what the best way is to go about controlling them. For my project I require a 12V DC motor, a hobby servo, a 4x20 LCD, input buttons (possibly 5) and a proximity sensor or something similar that can count number of rotations on the DC motor. I'm wondering if I am able to connect all these devices to an Arduino and do I need any shields to do so?
This just occurred to me as I'm writing this but could I eliminate the prox sensor if I went with a stepper instead of a DC motor? I would like to program the motor to shut off at a set number of turns.
Thanks in advance!