i have a robot that plays a drum set. i am very familiar with programming but i am learning the electronics as i go. i am not familiar with motor types. the last step is to control the opening and closing of a hi hat. so i need a motor to hold up about a couple pounds for potential long periods of time.
if i use a standard motor would it heat up adding voltage when it cant move? is there some other motor type that would be better? or can i apply less voltage to a standard motor without burning it out.
any ideas would be helpful for creating a consistent even amount of pressure for an extended period of time with out overheating.