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Posted: 10/27/2013 9:42:51 AM EST
For a project I need to program two servos to run and do it for less than $50. All of the micro controllers I've looked at are around $50 so once I add servos it's too expensive. Any advice on what to use or do?
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 9:51:58 AM EST
You need a logic card of some type and a program to operate the stepping motors.

You might try a Raspberry Pi. They're pretty inexpensive and should be able to run whatever software you need.

http://www.newark.com/jsp/bespoke/bespoke7.jsp?bespokepage=newark/en_US/landing/raspberry-pi/rasp-pi-accessories.jsp&ICID=HP-TP-Raspberry-pi-Accessories

Link Posted: 10/27/2013 10:03:37 PM EST
Sounds good! Thanks a bunch!
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 10:17:00 PM EST
If it's just on and off for the servos a Basic Stamp microcontroller can be had for under $30.

A little cheaper than the Pi, but not anywhere near as fun.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 10:24:20 PM EST
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Link Posted: 10/27/2013 10:30:06 PM EST
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