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Old 01-02-2013, 01:09 PM   #766
Wadaltmon
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Default Re: Web shooter shop class - Part 2

Happy new year guys! I have been working on a lot of things on my shooter.
First thing I am working on now is a way to run the solenoid on a separate power supply from the MCU. This way, the power supply will not run down so quickly, and the solenoids can be a lot more powerful when running on a separate power supply. I will accomplish this with a double transistor array or a relay being controlled by the MCU to regulate the power along to the solenoid when triggered by the MCU, which is on a separate power supply.
Next thing I will work on is the piston mechanism for the canister. Once that's done, I'll get a makeshift formula up and running, and the shooter will be done. I think that May 1 is a good projection for the end of this project. It is approaching, though, faster than I could have ever anticipated.
BTW my post count is a dual timer IC.

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