My name is Jonty and I'm in my 4th year doing Product Design and Manufacture (MEng) at Nottingham University.
For my major project I have been designing a wifi controlled cable camera for a GoPro, and am about to start computer modelling my design. For this I need to know what electronics I am going to be using so I can model my parts around them.
I haven't had much teaching in electronics so I feel very lost as to what I need to be using, so would really appreciate any help or advice anyone can offer.
The design uses a motor to drive a main wheel which will allow the unit to travel in both directions along a wire/cable, as well as a 3-axis gimbal for the gopro camera. Both of these will be able to be controlled via an app on a phone/tablet for the position on the wire and the movement of the camera in the gimbal.
So far I understand that I will need an Arduino Uno, an Arduino Wifi shield to receive the signal and an Arduino motor shield to drive the motor. I would also like to have a small LED screen, and an on/off switch for the system and i'm a bit confused as to what else I would need/if I am correct in thinking these items are what I need already.
If possible I would also like some advice on what I will need to connect to the gimbal - the ones I have been researching come with their own board and I am unsure if I can just connect these to the Uno or if I will need something extra.
Many thanks for reading, and thank you in advance for any help.