first post here. I am a mechanical engineering student, but know little about electrical engineering or electronics. I am doing a project that requires me to (affordably) control the speed of a 12V DC motor. Here is the motor.
My issue is that I am unsure of what components I need to provide power to the motor and control its speed. I would like to use a wall outlet as the power supply and an Arduino to control the speed. I'd like to figure some of this out on my own, but I just need a little guidance as I walk through this project so I don't purchase the wrong components.
- Can someone first give me an overview of the components required (especially for power supply)? I believe I will get an Arduino Uno. I also think that I need an Adafruit Motor Shield. Then I'll need something to supply power to the motor from the wall. And something to supply power to the Arduino from the wall (or should I use a battery?). I'm pretty lost as far as the power supply. Transformers, transistors.. all of this is currently over my head.
I'm going to post updates to my progress and ask more questions as things are answered and I figure stuff out. If there are any guides that people can point to, that would be awesome as well.