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I am trying to build something but don't have a clue on how to go about it. I can spend hours and $ or I can ask for help. Here it goes:
Quilting uses sensors on roller to control the speed of the sewing machine for quilting. The sewing machine is setting on rollers and allows it to move on an X and Y axis. As the speed of the movement happens the controller speeds up or slow down the stitching. If no movement the sewing stops. I think that the use of an optical mouse for the input aimed at the table might work better. The motor on the sewing machine is 100 watts.