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TippyTech
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:41 pm    Post subject: Where to start.... Reply with quote

I have decided to try something, that I have absolutely no experience with. I would like to build/design/engineer an electronic trigger for a paintball marker. It has been a few years since I worked with electronics, and I am wondering if anyone knows a good starting point. LOL, it just sounds fun... and if I am successful, my friends will have something fun to play with. My main need for help is programming. I do not have any software for it, and would like some advice on getting started with that.

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

Tiff
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Smartkid
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depending upon what logic you need, you might no need any programming.

What exactly does this trigger need to do?
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TippyTech
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This trigger... and I'm still learning about it... needs to manage rate of fire for the paintball gun. I would like it to have a few mode (different rates of fire) settings, and an LED setup to show what mode it is in. That is the basic idea I have right now.
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Blaudus
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can make it microcontroled...
I didnt get youre idea very clear, but, if its something like a sentry gun...

This guy made a cool one... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CkRyiO6uuE

Anyway, you can make it using a microcontroler (Like PIC or something), and at least one step motor (If you want to control only the trigger). The circuit is quite simple, i sugest that you upgrade it to a version with an LCD display later, first make it work as simple as you can xP

I usually program my microcontrollers using C++, but you can use any language, even Pascal =X

Sorry about my poor english, and have luck with youre project ^^
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