The above video shows a similar set up to my own.
What I would like to do with to have the spout track the opening in the wagon and adjust automatically to blow the chaff into the wagon behind.
The Neck of the spout on the chopper can swivel left and right and the flap at the top of the spout can move up and down already powered by 12v electric motors
Is it possible to connect some sort of tracking device, I do not really care what so that the spout will follow the opening in the wagon. whether 1 sensor is good or 4 sensors one in each corner of the opening in the wagon.
It would be nice for this to be arduino powered only, Possibly with a joystick over ride, on off tracking mode (as the wagon actually tips up and away to unload) and for it to only track with in a certain range both for the left/right and up/down maybe limit switches if they can handle this environment.
The motors are not servos and probably could not handle dozens of micro adjustments so if it could be set to be within such a parameter before adjustment.
I thought we could do something similar to a camera tracking a red ball that way the operator could also watch on a monitor (instead of constantly looking backwards while driving forwards and looking to the side to make sure your following the cut grass and not clogged) how ever that looks like you need a laptop as well. We would like to keep this as simple as possible.
I am new to Arduino, I have ordered an Uno R3, 2x12v motor driver boards for 5v logical input, two back up cameras and screens 150 degree visual range, breadboards, jumper wires, and a Arduino uno and kit (ir sender reciever and a ton of other bits and peices),2x Uno r3 Mega, 4 joystick break out modules, dc-dc converter to power the 5v arduino, 2x bluetooth Master and Slave Module for Compatible Xbee Arduino, and more
Some of this was to convert a diecast tractor into a RC for learning how to use arduino. but parts are still showing up and harvest season is getting close so to have everything needed would be nice and not wait till next year.