Ah, okay great, that was quite helpful Paul.
I can’t really describe the plate because nothing is done yet, it’s all in my mind, but I think it’s basically like a turning sheet of flat material, something like an “automatic window blind” let’s say. Probably the plate is going to be light-weight, and be quite long, and it will open and close with the help of the motor. I’m guessing much power won’t be needed because it will spin on the vertical axis so it doesn’t need to pull any weight, just turn on an axis.
I am planning to try and make it run without being connected to a computer, although that part is of course not worked out yet, first I want to plug it into a computer and see if it works. So I’m guessing that a servo-based setup will be best to study so it will be more of use later on, right?
If I got everything right, what I need is arduino–>servo motor (with driver included)<–battery.
Now, I read some threads on this forum about the power supply for the servo, but let’s say I get a 6V servo, what kind of battery is the best for it in terms of amps and voltage? Do you have a suggestion?
Thanks. I’m really thankful for all the replies guys.