Do I need an Arduino for this project? Planning on making clocks, don't even know where to start... Answered
I've been wanting to get an Arduino or BBB or some type of microcontroller. I want to make a clock where an led lights up for every hour and one for every minute. So it will have 72 LEDS, and it needs to be accurate...I mean it's a clock, right... So what do I need to accomplish this project? DO I need an arduino, do I need to program a chip with an arduino? Do I even need a chip?
Also have another clock project. I want to make a clock that uses two stepper motors one will turn the hour hand the other the second hand. Needs to be accurate, of course. So do I use an arduino to accomplish this? I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed right now. I really want to make these clocks, but I don't know what the first step is. I guess that's kind of what i'm looking for...the first step and to be pointed in the right direction. I don't want to be told do this then this then this....just need all of your collective knowledge to get the ball rolling, or clock ticking.
Just be patient with me please. Im very new to "electronics" but it's something I really want to get into. I'm just having trouble getting going. Thanks for your help guys, I know yall will come through.