I'm not a student, that is to say I'm not enrolled at any school, but I am a beginner; much more of a beginner than anyone else here so sorry for stupid questions.
I got an arduino starter kit, and I'm programming it using the IDE without many problems, I usually just copy and paste relevant parts of code I find online! So I don't need help with that kind of thing, but...
I have some servos that I've attached a small mirror to, I can get it to rotate through 360 degrees, I haven't seen anything here about using servos, only steppers, is there a reason for that?
I'm only making a few small, shoebox sized heliostats, I only have a sliver of light that moves across my small backyard in my small apartment, so I was looking to do something simpler, something that isn't necessarily automated, and something I can pick up and move away from shadow without trouble. This is because there isn't any spot in my small yard that gets more than an hour of sun in a day; that's actually why it's so cold indoors and why I started propping a mirror outside to get a bit of light into my office.
Is there anything on the site that is on the simpler, non-automated side of things? Maybe a radio-controlled unit that you just manually aim? Or something similar? The UAE project mentions something with photosensors but doesn't get into any more detail.
And why doesn't anyone use servos?