Didn't get too far. Got all my electronic components out and sorted through them to find the parts needed for the first Arduino/motor exercise. Got the 1k ohm resistor and the 1 microfarad capacitor. Found a 1N4004 diode, the Arduino Uno, the breadboard and jumper wires. But then I
The parts list that accompanies Jeremy's #5 video says to use a 2N7052 NPN transistor. Well, the
Element14 page for that component says they're no longer manufactured. I've got a BC547B NPN transistor and a 2N2222A NPN transistor, but I don't know enough about transistors to know if one of the two transistors I have should work fine instead of the 2N7052. The specs aren't quite the same, and I haven't yet figured out how to figure that out. Will work on that more tomorrow.
Adafruit Motor/Stepper/Servo Shield for Arduino v2 Kit. It appears to be a pretty versatile component that could be used for a variety of projects.
Well, that's all for tonight. Ran out of time to figure out anything else. Need to learn more about transistors...