# How to run custom hardware from a laptop [closed]

I am looking to build some custom hardware (nothing too fancy, just some motors, cameras and the like), and I need it to be controlled by my laptop (its going to have to do a non-trivial amount of image processing).

Is there a way to attach $n$ motors to a laptop where $n<10$ via USB/e-SATA? It seems like something that should be very easy to solve, but I can't seem to find it anywhere.

I am not looking to get an Arduino/Raspberry Pi, really just connect the motors, and be able to control them individually. I am comfortable adding more power from a second source to supplement the USB power.

Ideas?

## closed as too broad by Ben♦, Josh Vander Hook, Andrew♦Mar 3 '15 at 16:17

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