I am trying to create a kinetic lighting installation for my home, above the dining table (see example here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DZ18DNbjTQ ). Obviously I will use max around 20 lights.
The solutions I have found either cost above 100K (!) or are based to huge, theatrical stage oriented fixtures from China.
So I have decided to attempt to create such a system by myself (with the help of an experienced friend).
The first thing I would need is a DC servo motor / winch which would give some form of position feedback (so that I can keep the lights in sync) or even better a winch that will allow me to roll down the light by 20 cm or to a specific position and do it accurately. The whole idea is to have a system where I will be able to set the position of each light with ease and accuracy. The weight of the light will be slow - in essence a led strip within a 15 cm glass bowl.
Any ideas where I could find parts that could help me implement this? I am open to any control methodology - e.g. dmx, custom arduino control etc.
ORBIS-FLY - the inspiration: