I'm really new to Arduino and programming, but have the interest for electronics and gadgets, and have bought my first arduino board to test this out.
I want to use it as a controller for a radiator fan in my car, since the one I have now is mechanic, and I want to change it with an electric one. I'm also thinking this would be an easy experiment for learning more about programming and arduino.
What I want is a fan that increases in speed as the engine heats up. Also a display showing the coolant temperature and fan speed.
I was thinking about connecting the arduino to the car's ECU, but this will be to complex for my first time project, so I will just connect a thermostat with ohm increasing as the temperature raises.
Also, the fan I have bought pulls 10 amps. , so what is the best to use between the arduino and the fan? will a mosfet do the job?
As you probably already realized, I'm a complete noob on this, and really need as much help I can get with codes, components etc.