I've never used an Arduino before so I wanted to get a some feedback before I start ordering parts.
I'm building a TV lift cabinet. The lifting comes from a scissor lift powered by a drill. I need it to turn on when the TV turns on, drive up, stop, and reverse the current so it can come back down again when the TV turns off.
I'd be very grateful for advice on any part of that, but what I'm mostly interested in to start with is does this sound like a good application for an Arduino? I don't mind a long, torturous learning curve if I'm pretty sure there will be a payoff at the end.
My original plan was to set up a four-way switch between two limit switches, the drill, and a current sensing relay on the TV power cable. That might still be the best option, but frankly my electronics experience is only a little greater than my Arduino experience.
Thanks for any help you can give.