Hi all ,
Im new to this and pretty unexperienced with an Arduino having only used one for some pretty basic projects in the past.
I have been given a difficult project at University where I have to design a test rig to be used on a wire harness for a car engine. The test rig needs to be able to ensure that the wire harness is working correctly, before it is fitted onto the engine.
Basically, it needs to be able to check that the correct signal is going from one place to another within the harness when the wire harness is attached to the rig. There are ALOT of different signals being sent place to place on the harness, and some signals are being sent to more than one place at a time.
My idea is that I can somehow program an Arduino to be an interface, that can read all the inputs and outputs from the harness and check that they are running correctly and being sent to the correct place, and then display the information on some sort of display module.
Firstly, do you think that this is possible?
If it is possible, what would be the first steps I would need to take to go about designing this, and will I need to buy additional hardware beyond a basic Arduino kit?
NB - The signals from the harness can all be sent into a USB so could plug straight into an Arduino.
Thanks very much,