I'm looking to create this project with an arduino of course, but this is probably less of an arduino question and more of a general project design question.
I am looking to design a system that feeds flat printed appliance parts, about 5"x24" and about the thickness of 5 pieces of printer paper, from the top of a stack of no more than 100, fed 1 by 1. Now the problem is that these parts tend to be statically charged so there is a tendency they would stick together when fed, which has to be avoided.
My initial though would be a motorized wheel feeding the part directly off the top, but does anybody have suggestions on how to ensure only one part is fed at a time? Maybe adding a precisely cut slit so only the thickness of one part is permitted through? Are there any Arduino sensors or other peripherals I don't know of that could be of use? Any thoughts would be appreciated.