I'm an artisan (retired mech engineer)playing around with an Arduino Uno the past few weeks, for the first time, to automate a wooden Automata project I'm building. Getting frustrated! I get the basics, but having trouble to assemble tasks together easily. The project is a few simple steps; 1 start a motor (Motor1) 2 move a servo to a position and hold 3 start another motor to move a platform up (usingL298) and then hold 4 servo sweep several servos back and forth and then stop 5 start motor above in reverse to lower platform (again through L298) 6 move the servo in item 2 back to original position 7 stop (Motor1)
I would like the whole thing to start from a external pushbutton, and have thought that using an external latch relay to restart/stop the Arduino at each press might be necessary.
Anyway, look for for suggestions for a simple solution. There is so much info out there!