I repaired an old but big wheel loader (23.000 pounds). Its finally basically running, but lots of small things missing and some issues which I would like to solve using electronics. I want to maybe do also some fun stuff to wireless control some of the features (start/stop the engine, shifting and accelerator).
I am confused at what arduino to use, there so many options ! Below is what I will have as input/output. The Actuators could be a simple on/off relay, but manufacturer says for heavy use it is better to use a motor driver . Simple on/off switch I assume are always analog ?
Thanks for any advise.
| ID | Text | Type | | - | - | - | | 1 | Engine Temp | Analog | | 2 | Engine RPM | A or D ? | | 3 | Engine Oil Temp | Analog | | 4 | Engine Voltage | Analog | | 5 | Engine Low Oi | l Analog | | 6 | Air Pressure | Analog | | 7 | Gear In | Analog | Potentiometer | | 8 | Gear In | Analog | Potentiometer | | 9 | Gear out | A or D ? | Actuator 5 Amp | | 10 | Gear out | A or D ? | Actuator 5 Amp | | 11 | Shift 1 | A or D ? | Switch | | 12 | Shift 2 | A or D ? | Switch | | 13 | Accelerator in | Analog | Accelerator Pedal Potentiometer | | 14 | Accelerator out | Digital | Stepper Motor | | 15 | Engine Start/Stop | A or D ? | Switch |