I'm wondering what kind of motor/voltage would be best to spin this wheel. It's 12.5" in diameter and 1/4" thick and it's made of MDF board. I'd guess that it's about 1lb but I still have to weigh it.
I'm building an acoustic effect sort of like a mechanical tremolo. My goal is to spin this wheel and control the speed with a button or pedal. I'd love it to go as fast as possible to moderate speed. I know that's vague, but I'm not sure what exact RPM's that would be.
I plan on using the Arduino Motorshield R3 hooked up to an UNO R3 board. I know there's many things that go into picking the right motor for your project-like how you have your setup configured, the friction between materials, the strain if the load is not perfectly balanced, etc. But I'd love any suggestions or thoughts about what type of motor set-up you'd use.
Would a 12V standard gearmotor do the job? I'm thinking more voltage might be required to move a wheel like this at higher speeds, but I could be wrong. I've worked with solenoids and servos, but don't have any experience with DC motors, so I appreciate any help!