I need help to automate a machine I made to break-in Radio Control car engines. This machine is basically an oil bath that is heated with heating elements and once the oil is hot at around 180 Fahrenheit I turn a on stepper motor that turns a shaft that turns the engine that is inside the hot oil.
To keep the oil at the right temperature I use an inkbird temperature controller that works as a relay so when the thermometer reads below 180 Fahrenheit it turn on the heating elements.
What I want to do is eliminate the manual component of the machine, I want to turn it on and the machine to read the temperature, heat the oil and once the oil is hot it turn on the stepper motor, also will like to a way to make the stepper motor to start once the temperature is achieve and to make the stepper motor to increase its speed according to time.
The big problem is that I am completely new to Ardruinos so that is why I am asking for any guidance that can be provided so I can take the next steps into the improvements I want to make.
Thanks for all the help.