I would like to design a nice looking cradle for my car project that holds my phone in a landscape format, and somehow gently clamps the phone down to hold it in place while wireless charging. I know this has been done with many chinese phone holders such as this one: Motorized Wireless Car Charger Phone Mount by DesertWest Review - YouTube
I've never seen a landscape on though, and even if there were one, I would like to design this to look like it came with the car. I guess I would probably get the wireless charging part from a "donor" charger pad, so the part I need to focus on is recognising that the phone is in the cradle to auto clamp through a pressure or proximity sensor of some kind, then I would need some kind of small motor to do the clamping.
The motor arrangement I have not tried before with Arduino - does anyone have any good suggestions of hardware setups that might work here...?