This is my first foray into Arduino and am not sure I can accomplish my goals.
I know I can control a e-bike controller using an Arduino and a potentiometer. I would guess i could also use the voltage output from a wheatstone bridge with a strain gauge in place of the potentiometer.
I am looking to take this one step further though. I would like to have the motor driven so that the reading from the strain gauge does not exceed a pre determined value. Imagine a wagon with a strain gauge mounted to the pull handle. If I pull this wagon by the handle a strain will be measured. As i pull harder the strain will increase. Once the strain reaches a certain level the motor will engage to keep the strain from exceeding that value.
Is it possible to accomplish this using an arduino or will I need to connect a computer of some sort to handle it?
Hopefully I provided clear information as to my intent. I apologize if I sound like a noob, I very much am