I'm in the process of obtaining an Arduino with an IR sensor setup, and I want to know the feasibility of this project.
I want to count the number of beam breaks in a set interval (say, total number of beam breaks per 10 minutes), then "push" that number to a text file, preferably with a time stamp. Some intervals may end up with very few or zero breaks, others will end up with many more. I may need to Data Logger shield with the real time clock to do this, I'm not sure.
I'd ultimately like something like this:
Date_Time / Counts
052514_0900 / 105 052514_0910 / 210 052514_0920 / 200 ... 052514_2100 / 005 052514_2110 / 000 052514_2120 / 000 ... 052614_0900 / 110 052614_0910 / 302
Please let me know if this is doable and how I should go about doing this if you guys get the chance.
Thanks very much!