I am new to this game, although we due currently use Arduino at work so have seen what it can be capable of, but that is the limit of my knowledge. I program in other pc based languages so have a basic knowledge.
I want to use a Arduino to control a rotary drum filter for a koi pond. The filter will use three level sensors with open closed function to determine when to run the system. I then need to open a 12v solenoid valve and run a 12 v DC motor for a period of time, (say 45 secs) till the low level sensor reports back.
Ability to count operations and run default timers will be required.
I would like to add a visual LCD output to the panel so i can see what is happening, plus maybe the ability at a later date for the user to adjust set-points, and a nice to have at a later date would be the ability to send alert e-mails or texts
My question is which of the Arduino's are right for this size / type of project. Does the UNO do it all, or should i go bigger.
Thanks for your help.