My project is to use an Arduino and a high current motor shield to control a motor in our greenhouse. It seems simple enough to write a program that activates the motor at a certain preset time in one direction and then activate the motor in the opposite direction at another preset time. I have never used an arduino before but have lots of electrical experience and understand important electrical concepts.
What we are trying to do: We have panels on our greenhouse roof that need to be opened and closed at a certain time of day. The motor we will use uses is a 6RPM 12V @ 13A that can handle 450ft-lb torque (800 stall) We need to program the arduino to activate at a certain time to open the panels in one direction for a set amount of time then the same to close in the opposite direction.
What do y'all think about doing something like this? Or how easy would it be?