I have a gear that needs to have roughly one rotation per day. It does not have to be smooth or consistent. So far, the best I have come up with is to have a stepper motor with an arduino that sleeps, wakes up once an hour maybe and turns the stepper a little bit.
Which arduino should I use for this and is there perhaps a simpler method? Is there any way to fully cut power then when powered on the arduino advances the motor and then shuts off?
I want to run off of a 9v battery and get as much time as possible.
edit: adding details as requested
the rotation needs to happen slowly over the 24 hour period. The tube being turned is a light plastic 1" diameter tube that weighs about 2 lbs.