TV Cabinet lift motor which is best? Answered
New to Instructables and happy to be part of the community. I'm a hobbyist wood and metal worker so this is a new type of project since it requires a little more engineering and electronics that I'm not used to. Currently building a TV cabinet for my master bedroom that will serve as a footboard with a TV lift mechanism. As you can see in the images it's a simple construction of 2 rails with drawer slides an angle iron frame with a rear plate (holds TV) and an 8mm ID pipe that houses an 8mm lead screw attached to a motor at the bottom. At the base of the frame, there is a lead screw nut that will be welded to the frame acting as the contact/lift point for the lift. The frame with tv weighs around 35lbs.
My question for the community is what type of motor would work best to handle the following
- Lock into place (or be able to hold the weight)
- Needs to be reversable.
I looked into stepper motors and gear dc motors but don't know enough about the subject to make an informed decision.
Thanks in advance for any help.