I am a photographer who has gotten into video and timelapse. I recently built a camera slider with two 12V DC precision gear motors.
I want to use an Arduino Uno to control the speed and direction of the two motors. After speaking with the guys at Jaycon systems, I have ended up with the Arduino Uno and the Ardumoto V2 shield. All the specs work out (at least on paper) for power supply and demand.
I also want to build a menu system into the Arduino, controllable by the SainSmart LCD shield with "select", "up", "down", "left", "right", and "reset" buttons. Yes, I know this is a project all to itself, but this is my long term goal. Getting it working to some degree would be a great accomplishment.
Ideally, I want to be able to go to my location, setup, select the parameters I want and hit "Go".
I'm hoping some of you electronics geniuses here can help me map out the schematic to get the Arduino, LCD, Ardumoto, gear motors and applicable power sources and playing together.
My experience thus far with the Arduino is watching some Jeremy Blum tutorials on Youtube and making LEDs blink when I want them to. Please forgive my newbness.
Here are the gear motors I have. http://servocity.com/html/45_rpm_precision_gear_motor.html