I am 100% new to Arduino and found it while trying to come up with a drive system for an astrophotography project.
Basically, I need to create a system that will drive a nut that will open/close a barn door. This is simply rotating a nut up and down a curved bolt. The bolt is to turn at a rate of 1 RPM and needs to be as smooth as possible.
From the little research I have done, this would be possible with these basic components:
- Arduino Uno
- Arduino Motor Shield
- Bipolor Stepper Motor (I think this is the best for the smoothest action)
- Gears most likely to get the 1RPM I need
I am not sure what is needed to be able to power this and any other components I may need. Any help is appreciated.