Howdy, I am new to the Arduino platform and overall new to electronics engineering – my background is purely in software engineering.
I have a project where I need to have some sort of device that can monitor linear movement of an object in a fixed container. Perhaps by the use of some type of magnetic sensor that can trigger when a star wheel (think gear cog) turns.
The controller needs to relay this, ideally via a Bluetooth connection, to an application I would develop.
The complete use scenario of this will be to track intermittent movement cycles (considered a stroke) in a linear path, and calculate the average strokes per minute, and the strokes per complete package.
For more details on specifics, this will be applied to a square hay baler and used to track “strokes” to build bales.