I am looking for some help and or advice on writing a program/code for an arduino. Basically it will be used as the " brain" of a Stepper to step through cues on a Firework display firing system.
Basically I need it to recieve a 12v dc pulse from our existing system when I press fire on for example cue 1, the new box with arduino should then fire cue 1 on the box it will be in, then on each successive pulse from my system the arduino will step though its output pins in essence turning my cue 1 on my existing system into say 10 on a new field module that has the arduino housed inside.
To re-cap the function would be on each pulse the arduino recieves on a set pin it steps through the rest of the pins in sequence, I would need the duration of the output pin to be around half a second to fire an ignitor and then off when its turn to fire comes. I will be using MOFSET Transisters to increase the output to 12 or 24 volts depending on my end product as the arduino only outputs 5v max.
I must say at this point that this project is not going, nor intended for production to sell, purely an in house system to be used by my own company. There is a product on the market however it does far more than I need and it too has a funtion that I am trying to re-create. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq7m2zFZCsA&feature=relmfu
So guys I have an Arduino Uno coming and some resisters, bread board proto boards etc.... And Have been trying to learn the code/language. I am far from " electronically minded" more of a hands on person so any help will be fantastic. I have watched numerous videos on youtube and I think I have the very VERY basics, also from what I can understand I need to use Interputs to get the funtion I want?
Your thoughts will be appreciated,