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What do you mean by "automatic"? The ones that are listed here need manual cocking before next record is played. That is somewhat inconvenient and possibly pretty bad with some models like Q-Up - if you leave the lifter UP the tonearm will bump into the lifter and starts skipping the track. If you are not there when it happens it may permanently dig a hole into you record. In that light the wage type lifter are less hazardous.
I use Arduino's in my work often and I have been thinking of making an automatic lifter using it and some sensors, el.magnet to engage existing lifter etc. But it is has not become a priority so I may never take it on.
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so far it seems to be the Q-up lifter ,I tried it on my pro-ject turnturntable it works fine,it is not expensive like the others I have seen,lt is made out of plastic but it doesn't to me anyway looks chinzey,I had to modify it a liitle to make it work by removing white rubber like padding on lifter and sand with very fine sand paper the lifting arm so as to clear tone arm ,now I can use the base it comes with and use it to work on 45's records with a slight adjustment if I wanted to play 45's.to me this way less expensive than the others although they work I'm sure just as well but they are over 100.00 dollars or in that area the Q-up is 49.00 dollars.