If I have posted in the wrong place I hope a moderator can point me in the right direction
I have got a very newbie question that I need help with.
I have a project in mind where I want to remotely control a stepper motor on my phone with a few paramaters and I am unsure where to start and it seems like google searching gives me some vague answers or answers above my understanding so I compiled a basic list and was hoping some of you might be able to help!
Can you program an arduino to use a stepper motor in a way where the motor spins until it detects a specified amount of load? (maybe by using a current usage map of somesort?)
I am guessing programming an arduino maybe similar to programming in general somewhat, but can it run a loop program where I can set paramaters on my phone, it takes those inputs and performs a set loop using those paramaters? e.g. setting a zero point on the gear position (like on a weight scale?), then setting load max to 50% and it pulls to 50% load, releases to zero point, and work back up again?
If the arduino can do the above, which arduino model would be best for it?
Again, I apologise if I am posting in the wrong place, but I wanted some answers and thought posting them might help.
I am planning to use an Arduino as a controller for a type of water pump setup where I use a stepper motor (still haven't even figured out what size yet, 20 to 30 Nm maybe?) to pull to set loads and release to zero, but wasnt sure if it would be the right controller for me.
Also I apologise for what seems to be my lack of knowledge, I am very new to all of the elecctrical and controller side of such mechanisms
Thanks in advance and I apologise for any mistakes on my part.