Basic advice to raise an aerial or similar


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Hi all,

I’ve got a silly project idea which involves raising an aeriel or stick or something up in an IFTTT style but aren’t sure where to start with hardware.

I know I’ll need a motor and a board to allow me to drive the motor. Maybe.

Would I be better off getting a car electric car aerial unit and trying to trigger it from the pi? My guess is that I won’t be able to get the 12V(?) needed. I only want to raise something 1-2 meters vertically then drop it again.

Any general pointers would be great, any recommendations on motor boards or suggestions on the mechanics or rigging a raising thing up would be even better! Anything in the Pimoroni store suitable?

Cheers,
Toby