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Motors for Makers: A Guide to Steppers, Servos, and Other Electrical Machines by Matthew Scarpino

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9. Motor Control with the Arduino Mega

The Arduino family of circuit boards is one of the core technologies that have made the Maker Movement possible. If you’re new to gadget development and you want to get your feet wet, Arduino boards are ideal because they’re so easy to use and easy to program. If you’re an entrepreneur who wants to manufacture and sell a gadget, Arduino boards are ideal because they provide high reliability at low cost.

Many hundreds of thousands of Arduino boards have been sold, and across the world, electronic hobbyists have incorporated them into projects. Some projects are simple hobbyist gadgets, such as remote-controlled musical instruments, but many others have become viable products, including vehicles, household ...

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