I'm in need of a bit of help..
Attached is a 3-part cross-section of what I want to have happen. Basically, it's a square wooden box, with a lid (the shaded part) that sits on top, and fits down into it. I need it to go from Position 3, then either to Position 2 and remain, or Position 1 and remain.
The easiest way I can think of is to have some sort of string/cable attaching to the lid in 4 places at the part that sticks down, then attaching to the center of the lid, and then attach to a motor(or other mechanical device) that rests on the base that would pull on the 4 strings. But I'm not sure that's the best option?
Part 2 of this, ideas to keep the outside faces of the lid (in position 1) to not get scratched going from Position3 to Position1, as the outside faces will be finished/painted?
If anyone could be of any help, I would greatly appreciate it.