I am not sure if this is the correct place to post this question, if its not please let me know where that place is. I would like to design a sensor that will be able to detect a good cut in some material. I have a cylinder of tin that that is 30mm in diameter and i need a way of detecting if the cut along the edge is good. Currently i have a strong light that i shine into the tube and do a visual inspection of the cut based on the light that i can see.
What I am interested in making is a rig that i can put the tube inside and close to be dark. A button is then pressed and a light inside the tube turns on and a sensor looks at the cut ring and verifies the cut is good. I had figured the easiest way would be to rotate the tube and have a sensor look at the cut and if if a dark spot longer than say 4~5mm is sensed it would fail the test.
Question: would this be possible with this camera and/or would it be worth the effort if it is?