Apologies aside, I am a new member of the Arduino community, in all aspects. Nevertheless, I would like to look into the general feasibility of a project I am working on: a coil gun with target detection.
My issue is that I must combine a system that powers induction coils in a timed succession, powered by capacitors. It would work something like the Coilgun_animation.gif attachment I have included. I must also include a targeting system that is based on servo position. Because I am working on this project for a science fair, I am testing this system where a true/false decision is made based on presence of a red, blue or green tile based on a color sensor scanning three predefined sectors. The logical decision process can be reviewed in the Sector Scanning V2.pdf attachment. The central logic system, which will probably be an Arduino chip, which I will need help in choosing, must also power motors in such a fashion as to continually scan the targeting area (See Coilgun Experiment Topdown.pdf attachment.) I must also design a system to launch a new ferromagnetic projectile from a stock when a new target is located.
So what I ask is not so much is this a feasible project nor for one to design my project for me, but perhaps for one(or preferably many) more experienced than I to provide some pointers on where to begin. Please note that I am relatively new to circuitry, and I ask you to try and simply terms to the best of your abilities.
Thank you for your help!
Also, if you find some helpful Arduino tutorials, please refer me to them.
Sector Scanning V2.pdf (8.45 KB)
Coilgun Experiment Topdown.pdf (3.24 KB)