Hey everybody, I am quite new to the topic of using Arduino so I will try to be as precise as possible. I am questioning the approach to my current Project and wanted to check if it is feasible. I am Investigating Environmental stress cracking of polymers. For this, I need a constant level of medium in which the polymer will be submerged. This is important because of our optical approach to analyze the specimen. If the Medium evaporates past a certain point during the night, the test will be rendered useless. I was planning on using a peristaltic pump such as the one linked below:
As continuous pumping over weeks will probably be a little too much for the pump, I was planning on using an Arduino to set a timer to activate for example for 5 ml every hour or so. What kind of equipment should I acquire? Is the normal Arduino Uno sufficient? Is it possible to combine it with Matlab? For example, if Matlab detects a significant decrease in medium level --> activate the pump for 5ml?
I would be grateful for any help and am already pumped for my first little project :D