First off, I’m excited to join the crowd of Arduino lovers and all here. I went and got the Arduino Uno Maker Kit to begin learning, and having fun.
Quick background- when in HighSchool (the years ago that that was, haha! ) I built and wrote my own little 2D video game; think Zelda on the Gameboy. It was simple, but a blast to do. I wrote it in Java, and since then, that’s the last I did anything with Code. Now I’m teaching myself C because it seems to be the most used in embedded systems, and that’s what I’m interested in learning. Software to hardware real life applications are the coolest!
Anyways, here is what I am attempting.
I have done a lot of basic tutorials over the last few months, and after learning some things, I am mostly intrigued by servo’s and DC motors. I learned through study how to control servo’s with a button, and learned how to work with the little DC motors. Fun!
Now I am trying to learn how to combine a servo, button, and motor into one application.
Here’s my goal-
Press & release button → small motor turns on for set amount of time → servo turns 180 degrees → motor turns on for set amount of time → servo turns back 180 degrees to beginning position - end cycle.
I think if I learn how to do something like this, I can really build on it, and do all kinds of fun little projects.
I tried asking good ole’ Professor Google for some help, but most of the things I saw were “hey, look at me press a button and see a servo turn” or “look, a potentiometer turns this servo.”
Chances are I was wording my queries incorrectly, so Google just misunderstood me.
Well, my brain is a sponge, and I look forward to hearing back from y’all!