Hello I am looking into the feasibility of using the spark product in order to create a self contained motor unit. I don’t have too much experience with picking out electronics to go along with the hardware that I am designing.
For a quick run down of what I am looking to do is:
-use a DC motor (possibly a stepper motor) that will draw around 100 amps at stall
-have a temperature sensor to watch for over heating problems
-have a current sensor to allow for torque control
-have an on-board battery, along with additional lines for supplementary batteries
-and WiFi to communicate with other parts of the system
I know I could do all of this with an Aquino with a WiFi shield, and external motor controller board and a simple current and heat sensor circuit.
My question is how much of this can be done directly using the spark? Will I need to buy an external motor controller and construct the current and temperature sensor circuits?