Motorizing my glove box...how?
OK, so I want to motorize my glove box so that it closes and opens with a switch. Simple enough? I was thinking I would be able to find something that looks like a gas strut, but be electrically controlled so that it could compress and decompress with a switch, but I am not having much luck finding something like that. I am not going to use the latching mechanism on the glove box so that is no longer a variable (it's broke and of poor quality and that is my reason for doing this project). Some of you may be thinking some implementation of servo motors. That's fine, but my question is, in holding the glove box closed, will the servo use current? I don't want my battery to go dead because my glove box is closed!