I had ordered some of the necessary elements and have started to do some of the basic stuff with each. I am yet to get the rail itself and it may take some more time. But for the testing I have just connected two wheels to the Stepper Motor.
What I have now:
1) Aurdino Uno
2) Stepper Motor
3) LCD Display, 16x4
4) Keypad, 4x4
5) Easydriver for Stepper Motor
And accessories like Breadboard, Jumper wires, multimeter..
First I started testing each module - Motor, Display and keyboard.
Next started to integrate them and test.
Although it's not fully functional, I am able to update the display and make the motor work based on the keypad entries.
Long way to go, but I am excited to complete my first milestone.
Next step: transfer the circuit to a proto board and make it to work like this.
Further improve the logic and bring the shutter release aspect into the system.