I’m new to Arduino but I got some experience with coding.
I’m currently working on a school project and we are looking for some advice on how to solve our problems.
We are trying to build an automated size sorter, who sorts large shells in three different sizes. The shells are passing by on a conveyor belt and should be sorted into different boxes. We are planning to use three dc engines to cut them off and push them off the conveyor belt.
Our idea this far is to use a camera/laser pointing down on the belt and analyzing the size of the shells. Then using the correct engine to push them off the belt further down the belt. (by timing the speed of the belt and knowing how long it takes for the shell to reach the engine)
Does anyone have a better idea on how to solve this. And is it even possible to use a camera like this with the arduino?
Thanks for any help!