I am new to Arduino and looking for advice if Arduino is the right microcontroller for this project.
My project is quite simple, I want to build 3 conveyors using 3 DC motors. At the end of each conveyor I plan to implement 3 IR break beam sensors to each respective conveyor to count when an object passes through. When n objects passes through each respective conveyor and falls into a catching mechanism the DC motor stops until object(s) are cleared. For the catching mechanism for each conveyor, I plan to use IR break beam sensors to detect if it’s cleared or not as well. (If you have an alternative suggestion to IR break beam sensors, please advice)
Question: Can a single Arduino uno microcontroller board handle this project? From what I know, Arduino can only run one program at a time and I’m not sure if my project can be run in one program; I believe it can. Additionally, what if I wanted to add a LCD display?