I am a newbie, but I have done a fair bit of reading and researching about Arduino programming and motor controlling and I think with some help from you I am ready to start my project which is basically an electric fishing reel to be used for automatic jigging.
The idea is based on programming the motor to let the fishing line drop down to the bottom then start hauling it in cycles at different speeds and distances, and when fish strikes, it hauls the line all the way up to the boat !
my question is, is there a sensor that can sense the weight change on the line to trigger the hauling process? For example, if I program the sensor for the normal operating weight on the line to be between 0.5kg and 0.75kg, and anything above that will be considered as a catch and will start the hauling process.
There are few automatic jigging machines in the market which I got the idea from, but way too expensive "over $3000", and also on a commercial fishing scale which is not my field. And they work the same way I explained above "sensing the extra weight on the line", so I am confident that there is a sensor of that kind, but unfortunately I failed to find it so far !
It would be great to get an answer so I can go ahead and start the project.
I still have some more questions about the project, but I thought I would start with this one, and then take it from there.
Thank you in advance.