I've been researching for a couple weeks and this is my setup:
- Arduino Mega2560
- Adafruit Motorshield V2 https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-motor-shield-v2-for-arduino/overview
- Two 12V 1.3A Stepper Motors http://www.amazon.com/57oz--NEMA-Stepper-Motor-router/dp/B00C4P382G/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405703393&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=57+oz%2Finch+nema+17
- One LED
- One PixyCMU5 Camera http://www.cmucam.org/projects/cmucam5/documents
- One 6 or 12V RC Servo (Not sure which one to choose) http://store.firgelli.com/category_s/1821.htm
My questions are, 1) What should my power supply be if I want to power the Stepper Motors and RC Servo from the Shield (with a separate power supply) and the camera and Arduino through USB? 2) Is the 1.3A Stepper Motor too high for the 1.2A current limit for the motorshield? 3) Should I get heat sinks and where should I put them?
I'm new to Arduino but I'm building this for a project for work. Any help would be incredibly appreciated.