Forgive me if this topic has been asked before. A quick search didn't come up with anything.
I'm building a prototype for a solar power plant. I need to move fairly heavy mirrors to track the sun. From what I can tell, the Arduino will work perfect for this, except the motors I need to use require more power than hobby motors. From the little I understand about electronics, it seems that large current run through an arduino would burn it out.
Can someone point me in the right direction to create something like the available motor shield(s), but one that works for larger motors (1/2 Hp - 1 HP stepper motor)?
I'm still trying to figure out how much torque I need, so I don't know the exact size of the motor yet. Thanks in advance!