What is the voltage and maximum current draw for the motor?
Do you wish to also be able to stop the motor?
Do you require variable speed control on the motor or just full speed forward or reverse?
How fast can the change of forward/reverse/stop decision be.
What do you wish to use to control the motor, an arduino board running your sketch code, your just
your fingers moving a switch?
ok sorry for not being very specific.
i haven't picked out any motors yet because i was going to see if there were any suggestions, all i want to do is to be able to attach a laser pointer to a platform that will turn left to right and point up or down. i would like a variable speed and i have found a parallax 277800 2-axis joystick that i would like to use to control it through the arduino.