Arduino Powered Motor Controlled by Push Button Answered
I am very new to Arduino, but have a project in mind that I would love help with. On Friday I will have the Arduino Mega 2560 Rev3 and many extra parts like servos, motors, etc. I have also read through Intro to Arduino V2 and Arduino cookbook, so I'm trying to learn but I'd appreciate any help I could get with this project.
I would like to control a stepper motor with a push button to lower what will basically be a drawbridge. I will need the motor to stop at a certain point and then be able to push the same button or another to raise the bridge. I may also want to incorporate a Scrolling LED on the box housing the button(s). I'm still a noob but the code looks like something I would be able to work out (but I'll take any and all advice), I'm going to need a lot of help with designing the circuit and being sure I know how to connect an outside power source so I do not short the board in anyway. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated and I will gladly list you as a source when this project is completed.