OK getting ready to start my project. Well I'm going to have balls rolling down this clear tubing I want every time one passes to add it to a count and display how many go by onto a LED Board.
Parts list I have
Arduino mega 2560
Red Common Anode 4-Segment Digital Tube Display For Arduino UNO from ebay
the two pack infrared led transmitter and receiver from radioshack.
clear tubing for the balls to roll down into their container.
These may be coming down kinda fast. like 5balls/sec.
I am new to the arduino but have some java and html experience. So I'm not ignorant to coding all together.
I just want to know, are these even going to be able to keep up with roughly 5/s and is infrared the way to go or does anyone have any other ideas. Oh and point me towards a tutorial that might give me a little help too, that would be nice.