Hello, I am developing a new product, and want to make a prototype with working electronics. I am completely new to arduino, and have limited coding exposure. I have a product that will sort copper pennies from copper coated zinc pennies, and want to use a light sensor of some sort to count the pennies as they pass by. Right now I have 15 tracks that will feed pennies into two collection bins. As the pennies fall, they will go passed one light sensor, then slide over a door that solid copper pennies will activate and drop through, and the zinc pennies will pass by and go over another light sensor and fall into a separate bin. The arduino will need to connect a total of 30 light snesors and run an LCD Display that keeps track of the solid copper pennies and zinc pennies. The reason I went with light sensors like photovoltaic or something similar is that they are cheap. Would it be possible to do this? there will be a potential of 15 pennies dropping at one time.
Thanks in advance! Chase