conveyor gate system

Hi

I am new to this altogether but see a way of building a small system in my little peanut butter factory.

I would like to automate my pot filling and moving system using signals to my depositor and two actuators and light sensor of sorts.

Would this be possible to learn for a novice?

YouTube video to similar app.

Thanks for your help.

What is Your experience regarding mechanics, electrical and a little electronics?
You can always get staretd a an Arduino kit and build the project as a mockup on the bench.

This sounds like a yummy project! The other advice is good, also make a flow chart as to exactly how you want the system to work. When you start coding first write code that will control each device and read each sensor one at a time. Then you can put them together in small groups, this will make debugging a lot less painful. This response is to help you get started in solving your problem, not solve it for you.
Good Luck & Have Fun!
Gil