I’m building a robot arm on wheels. It has 4 MG996R servo motors, 2 DC BO gear motors, and 4 10k ohm potentiometers. My previous Nano clone malfunctioned and won’t upload my code so I’m planning on getting a new board and I want to know what is best to buy.
Is it ok to get another clone or should I get the official one? I think a NANO would be best, but they are all sold out in the Philippines. What would be better: A NANO clone or a genuine Arduino UNO?
If I were you, I’d stick with the same platform. You probably could use a larger one like the UNO or MEGA, but if you like the size and peripherals, then NANO would be best. The nice thing is that all the Arduino platforms generally have the same input/output capabilities (not power wise, but interface and type). Here are the NANOs Digi-Key has in stock.
It all depends on what you want.
You could stick to NANO if you want a mini robotic arm (to retain your previous size). Here’s an example: https://www.pcbway.com/project/shareproject/MINI_ROBOT_ARM_ac1e5696.html
You could go for UNO or MEGA if you want something larger.