I want to build and program a Slider Control Box for my DSLR Slider.
I am a Java programmer and also have some experience in C so the programming part should not be a problem. But in regards to electronics I need some advice what I need for that project.
The slider is supposed to use a Nema17 stepper motor to move on one axis and needs to be able to trigger the camera for timelapse photography. I bought a used slider that already has an attachment for inserting a Nema17, so that part is covered already. Reducing the motor noise would be very nice as well. I watched some videos of DIY sliders that use the Nema motors and they were really annoyingly noisy. I briefly looked into ways to reduce noise with stepper motors and found out that there are different kinds of controller boards. Stepsticks seem to be the ones that produce the least amount of noise?
Due to my lack of experience with electronics and the different possibilities I would really appreciate if you could help me figure out what parts I should get exactly. I need some board that allows me to trigger the camera via remote cable and i need a board to control the servo motor.