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I'm currently undertaking a project to build remote controlled shades from scratch. I currently have every piece figured out except I don't know know much about the motors involved in something like this. I am looking for suggestions on what type of motor to search for. I imagine I need a type that can go forward and back as well as stop when the shade is fully retracted. I don't know what to search for though.

Any help is much appreciated.

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  • It depends on the mechanism. Mine uses a linear actuator. The control system, often sold separately, will depend on the type of motor FYI.
    – aaron
    Sep 23, 2015 at 13:15
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    Oooh! Please come back and post instructions and pics about what you did when you're done. Nov 22, 2015 at 16:46

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You need a gearmotor like the Dayton Model 2L003 .45 RPM 1/2800 hp 12VDC

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