Brains! Must have brains!
Just call me Frankenstein. Do you want to meet my monster?
So what am I going to run this monster with?
I love micro controllers. One of the most flexible and easiest to program micro controllers is from the Arduino family. They have a large user base and support. For prototyping small projects you can’t go wrong with an Arduino.
For this build I am starting with a Arduino Mega 2560. But I may upgrade to the Arduino Due for the final build. I added a few prototype shields to the controller for all the connections and controls. The top shield has a LED bar graph to show the output state to the main drive controller, as well as a few other circuits for various inputs.