You don't really say what sort of mechanical arrangement that you are using to cause the required motion. It would help to know the mechanics to help choose a stepper.
I want to connect the motor to the box right at the bottom center
Hi y'all, I'm a researcher currently building and experiment from the ground up. I have nominal programming/electronics experience (a bit of python here and there). Apologies if this is the wrong place to ask but any input would be helpful.The basic gist of it is I need a motor that can rotate a rectangular box (LxWxH 42cmx31cmx5cm) weighing between 3-3.5kg. I need to move the box from horizontal and then tilt it to 45degrees (at different increments) from the horizontal. I want to connect the motor to the box right at the bottom center. It seems like a stepper NEMA 23/24 would be the right size motor BUT I was wondering whether a stepper or servo can be controlled with more precision on the Arduino? It is very important for the angle I rotate it to be constant and I have seen that steppers can miss a step but know next to nothing about a servo. Any thoughts? thank you in advance
then consider a simple DC motor and crank and connecting rod, can do exactly what you describe with no electronics, no programming, etc.
Shoudn't an experiment be as complicated as possible to get at least a couple of papers from it?
Said like an academic! Probably right.