I am aware that for my particular issue a servo motor would solve all of my problems, however it is not within the given budget as the project would require 2-3 servo motors. I need to operate an arm that has a 90 degree range and a base that has a 360 degree range. The issue I am encountering is that I need to be able to set these to specific locations based off of a reference point.
I am decently sure that I can do it with an unnecessarily difficult code. This would work but I do have a fear of misstepping as accuracy is desired.
Rotary coders are a bit expensive, so I would love to hear alternatives and possible solutions.
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