I make mascot costumes for a living, and I want to start leaning basic animatronics. I figured I'd start out by learning how to make blinking eyes (eyelids moving up and down).
I know how to make the eyelids themselves and have them move when pulled on by a string and I know how to solder/wire...but I absolutely can't wrap my head around coding and setting up an arduino. Unfortunately I think I'm going to need a lot of hand holding to learn the programming bit, so does anyone have any examples of this sort of code or setup? Even a good book about basic animatronics for absolute beginners would be wonderful! I'm hoping to have the eyes "blink" every few seconds, I don't need to control it myself for a first attempt.
I think my first mistake was buying an Arduino trinket because I haven't found many code or wiring examples for it, so I'm pretty confused. Thanks in advance! :)