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The motor we use comes from an old Ford Fiesta. Its a windscreen wiper motor and that has the benefits of having already the swinging motion that we wanted.   We simply added gearing to increase the swing range to fit our needs. The location of the arm is measured from a potentiometer attached to the shaft. The control itself is done by an arduino. The code and the setup are shown bellow.