Not sure if this is the proper community, apologies if not. I'm wanting to start a DIY project at home to automate my blinds through Alexa. I'm comfortable with the tech from the microcontroller up, but it's been quite a while since I've interfaced with any motors.
I'm leaning towards brushless motors, mostly because I'm somewhat familiar with them. I need something that can spin several rotations, something that I can keep track of position (or better, power required for rotation so that if it gets > some value, I know the blinds are fully shut or closed due to that resistance), and ultimately something somewhat energy efficient so I don't have to change the AA batteries every week.
Any suggestions to get me going would be greatly appreciated.