I am in a final year of University and have to complete a final year project. I have decided that rather than doing a generic project that i have no interest in i am giong to make something that i am interest in and can use in the future (if it works) rather than collecting dust on a shelf.
My project is making a Wireless controller that will operate a winch on an offroad vehicle and insure that there is always winch rope on the drum by using two sensors on the that count the rotations of the winch drum. I am also hoping to be able to display the battery voltage on the control handset to that the operator knows if they are putting too much strain on the vehicle batteries. My long term plan with this project is to make the controller work with multiple winches on the vehicle.
I have been reccomended to use an Arduino board by my lecture but when he said it i assumed that there was only one type of board available. Would i be right in saying that the Uno board would suit my needs and what is the advantages of this over the other boards that are on offer.
Thanks in advance for you help