Before I get stuck into learning the right code, I wanted people's take on the right hardware structure for an upcoming build.
I want to control at least six 9-12v motors performing similar rotation and actuation functions that demand precise timing and speed (up to 500rpm) manipulation, each via their own external control panels which feature knobs and buttons that relate to those parameters. All of them will also be controlled in unison at times by an overall control panel.
What are your immediate thoughts on the hardware that would require? MEGA? DUE? Motor shields? If so how many? What's the way to bring in those other control panels? How many motors could I conceivably get going with this type of setup?
Any nifty software that would aid my quest?
I need the motors to be as reliable and durable as possible- therefore dc, servo or stepper?
Any questions, just ask
Many thanks for your time,