Sorry, I'm totally ignorant and just want to find out if the project I'm contemplating is feasible before I invest the time and money to learn how to use the Arduino.
I want to use an Arduino to receive data from around 50 different nearby sensors (ideally wirelessly) and send those data to a database/spreadsheet for storage and later analysis. The sensors will be sending data from rain gauges (discrete pulses from tipping buckets equipped with reed switches) and soil moisture sensors (which I think send signals of varying strength depending on the degree of soil saturation) which can be read on a schedule of say every 10 minutes. So I will have 25 spots each equipped with a rain gauge and a moisture sensor. There is wifi and AC power within easy range. It would be nice to have some way for the system to reconnect in the event the wifi connection is lost.
Is this do-able with a single Arduino equipped with the correct shield(s) and multiplexer (or whatever you call something that will multiply the number of possible data streams that the Arduino can receive?
Please excuse me in advance if what I am asking is stupid.