I'm new here, and my only experience in coding is in a program called Stencyl. I've been trying to learn the latest Visual Basic for Desktop Applications, but it doesn't look like serious programming is for me...
Anyways, I'm building a sort of wooden turret that will hold and fire an air cannon automatically. The motors that power it are called stepper motors, and they don't work like normal motors; you use a computer to send info to a control board which then spins the motor in a very specific speed or a specific part of a rotation (steps). This will let me point the device to an exact angle, or give really fine control over it. So, I need to write a program which lets me control the board and motors, but I really suck at coding so far.
I really hate to just say, "do this for me for free", but my budget won't allow me to hire a professional, and it is a pretty small program. I'm sure a Visual Basic veteran could do it in a few days, and I won't actually need it for at least a month from now. I just thought I'd throw it out there and see if somebody wanted to help me figure it out, or take on a little side project, or collaborate on it. If anybody is interested, I'll post more details about the project.
I forgot to mention: the stepper motor controller comes with it's own DLL, meaning (I think) all the functions to actually communicate with the board just need to be plugged in to the right places. That's probably not exactly right, but it should be even easier with a DLL provided. Check it out here: http://www.pc-control.co.uk/vb_stepperbee.htm