The device I am trying to build is pretty simple but I am having a hard time nailing down some exact details. The device is an autonomous seed planter. Small scale, it will basically be on two runners covering a total distance of about 4ft. It will traverse the runners using one DC motor powering a driveshaft. It has an additional DC motor which basically just shoves a tube into some planting soil and leaves a seed behind. In addition I would like to be able to control these actions remotely ie the device will be set up in Utah but I'd like to command it from Georgia.
So my questions are:
What is the best way to control these two motors using a PC? In terms of controllers, I have seen some set-ups like this(http://www.pc-control.co.uk/motorbee_info.htm) which list a servo as optional. And the one that led me to this forum here(http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/tu...computer-2283/) which leads me to believe I need both a motor controller and a servo controller.
What is the best way to host the commands remotely? Should I host them to a webpage or set up the robot PC as a virtual machine?
Thanks so much for any help you might can provide.