Total noob getting my feet wet in the Arduino enviroment for the first time.
I have a macro focus rail setup. Two Nema 17 motors working in sync to move a rig with a camera attached in micro steps. Made using parts I scavanged from a 3D printer. Currently controlled using 3D printer software, which isn't ideal for my use.
I've got the Arduino Mega 2560, a Ramps 1.4 board and a handfull of 8729 stepper controllers. What I want is to set the motors up as two X axis motors, which in itself is just plug and play. Then I want to be able to have a GUI on my PC (Win 10) with buttons for movement in steps and microsteps.
Which software should I start looking at to make a GUI that can send the commands I need to send? Matlab? Or am I reinventing the wheel here, and something like this already exists?
Any and all help greatly appreciated.