In preparation for my first born I have purchased this bedside crib:
As you can see from the link it has a glide function so you can manually rock the child side to side.
I’d like to try and automate this process. Something similar to this:
I think simplicity is the way forward with this project but I have a few questions. So an DC electric motor on a cam pulling a string attached to the bottom of the crib seems like the easiest option. Not even sure if I require a speed control 45-60 rpm should be fine, I think!
I’d really like this to be super quiet in operation, which leads me to my first question. What type of motor will run quiet and provide enough torque for this project? It’s proving to be very difficult to find dB specs for small DC motors. Should I be considering stepper, servo motors as well? I’m also not certain what torque I require, any suggestions?
A windscreen washer motor seems like a good option but I’m worried it will be too noisy.
Is a linear actuator worth considering?
all help greatly appreciated.