I am planning to do a color sorting task using an arduino. so I have balls with 3 different colors (Red, Green, Blue) in a
pile and I want to use arduino to sort them into 3 different pile (one pile for each specific color).
It is very similar to this project: Sorting Machine - Skittles and M&M's - YouTube
But a one big thing that is different in my project is that I will be painting each ball with “Transparent Blacklight UV Paint”.
These paints are transparent in normal lighting conditions but when you expose them into purple UV light they glow in a specefic color.
I will be painting white ping pong balls using these paints and put them in a pile. I know that I have to somehow direct these balls
into a dark container and shine UV light on them and observe the color change by using a camera or some sort of color detection sensor that is
connected to an arduino. I was just wondering if the typical color detection sensors will do the job in this circumstances?
since they are exposed to purple uv light? is the dark environment and the uv light going to interfere with the sensor reading?
Also I am a newbie with arduino, how can I get started with this project? which sensor should I go with? is there any sample
arudino programs available? I have seen people doing stuff like this on youtube but I couldnt find a good tutorial explaining the process.
Any help, and guidance would be hugely appreciated.