My question is probably pretty easy to answer for you smart people. But basically I'm building a Segway clone using an Arduino, two Jaguar speed controllers, and two 24 volt batteries (wired in parallel). I want to power my Arduino from the 24 volt batteries and am just wondering if I need any additional circuits to step down the voltage/current, stabilize/condition the power, or anything else that may need to be done before the Arduino can use the power.
I'm fairly new to basic electronic circuits and am more of a programmer. Can someone help me with my question?