Hello, I am completely new to Arduino and this is my first time posting anything in this forum.
I am a contemporary visual artist working in Madrid, Spain. I am interested in arduino in general but really only need it (if it is feasible) to help me see through an idea I have for an art piece.
Essentially, I am searching advice from the community about whether my idea is realistic and if so, some guidance on how best to approach it.
The idea is to make a long Japanese scroll like drawing on lightweight paper, say 10-12" (3.5m), and have this image mounted on two spools, one at each end. Then using stepper motors (I currently have two Nema 17s) create a system whereby the viewer can activate the motors/spools in order to scroll back and forth through the image. The speed does not need to vary, but that may be a nice feature. The motors need to work smoothly and simultaneously and be controlled by some sort of knob.
Currently I have an Arduino Uno, an Adafruit V1 motor shield and two Nema 17 steppers as well as two 360 degree servos, which make too much noise for the piece.
I have attached a brief sketch to give you a visual representation. It would all be housed in custom metal work.
Any guidance one could offer would be much appreciated.