I'm a researcher currently building and experiment from the ground up. I have nominal programming/electronics experience (a bit of python here and there). Apologies if this is the wrong place to ask but any input would be helpful.
The basic gist of it is I need a motor that can rotate a rectangular box (LxWxH 42cmx31cmx5cm) weighing between 3-3.5kg. I need to move the box from horizontal and then tilt it to 45degrees (at different increments) from the horizontal. I want to connect the motor to the box right at the bottom center.
It seems like a stepper NEMA 23/24 would be the right size motor BUT I was wondering whether a stepper or servo can be controlled with more precision on the Arduino? It is very important for the angle I rotate it to be constant and I have seen that steppers can miss a step but know next to nothing about a servo.
thank you in advance