I am a total newbie for electronics and hardware programming, but I would really like to start practicing it. As a first achievement, I would like to find a simple step motor and drive it through a simple USB connection. The easiest (less HW/less SW) is the way to achieve this, the better.
What kind of hardware and software do I need ? How can I achieve this first step? Please consider as you are explaining it to a child. I really know nothing about this activity.