I'm trying to make a rotating backlit base for a spherical lithophane. my first prototype uses a 3 volt 5 RPM Motor which is perfect except it's so loud!
few other Motors even go down that slow. I did find something comparable inside a rotating crystal display stand that I found on Amazon, but it has no markings by which to look it up. The closest comparable thing I found is on AliExpress and would take up to 3 months to ship the parts here... Longer than I'd like to wait to prototype my design.
I would use a stepper motor, but they draw SO much power and also require a nano and driver. It seems too complicated.
I feel like I'm missing an obvious solution... Or maybe there's just no market for what I'm after and it will, in fact, have to come from China.