So I am extremely new to Arduino but I have a decent knowledge with programing and circuitry theory. I do not have a lot of experience building circuits since I’m a mechanical engineer but the project I’m working on will require basic circuits to be built in conjunction with the board.
My issue is relatively simple. Basically I want to have 5 wires attached to the Arduino board with 5 volts going though each of them. If one of these wires were to be cut, I would like for the Arduino board to notify me by flashing an LED. I need this to happen for every time a wire is disconnected from the 5 volts it is receiving from the external power source.
My question to you is which Arduino board would be best for this project? Also, which ports do you connect each individual wire to on the Arduino board so that it can scan them all and check if current is still be carried.
Attached is a very … very basic diagram of what i am explaining.
Thanks for your help!