As I am sure many you are aware, it is the middle of winter and that means...well..boredom. I have a friend who recently got me interested in the Arduino project, and I believe it can be my saviour from the cold. He is a much more experienced developer and even designs and sells his own PCB's. I am not looking to get this involved, but I am looking to start a little project of my own.
I am basically approaching this with no knowledge at all, but I didn't need to tell you that in order for you to know.
What I am trying to achieve is adding motor control to my IGUS slider, the mechanics side will not be an issue. But I would love to know what I will need to have for the electronics side of it. I want to be able to control the stepper motor speed with a potentiometer (slider sensor).
I basically need help know all the components I will need. (ie. Resistors, breadboards, soldering supplies, battery packs, arduino shield)
Any help would be greatly appreciated!