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Re: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display

 by StaticDet5 ¦  Thu May 17, 2012 8:59 am ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display ¦  Replies: 465 ¦  Views: 57100

My laptop is on the way back. What do you folks think of this USB oscilloscope? http://www.bitscope.net/store/?p=view&i=item+4 I'm at the level where I need an "all-in-one" master of none, but I'm worried that I'm going to need a critical feature for this project, that this thing doesn't have. Any c...

Re: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display

 by StaticDet5 ¦  Thu May 10, 2012 5:16 am ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display ¦  Replies: 465 ¦  Views: 57100

Definitely a big "Thank You" on my end. I've flat-out never used an oscilloscope before. I had an old automotive oscilloscope, but could never find a manual or even figure out if it worked in the first place.

Re: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display

 by StaticDet5 ¦  Wed May 09, 2012 5:53 am ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display ¦  Replies: 465 ¦  Views: 57100

I'm back at work. That's really eating into my time (I just did two 12 hour shifts, terminated by a 16 hour shift because I'm nice and I can't read). My laptop is still being repaired (hopefully.... tech support has gotten awfully quiet...too quiet), so I'm working on some "admin tasks". I finally s...

Re: ATMega Lasertag

 by StaticDet5 ¦  Tue May 01, 2012 10:31 am ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: ATMega Lasertag ¦  Replies: 36 ¦  Views: 5591

Sorry I'm late.... 8-) http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=1w+IR+LED&_sacat=See-All-Categories These look to be 1W LED's in both 940 and 850. http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=3w+IR+LED+nm&_sacat=0&_odkw=3w+IR+LED&_osacat=0&_from=R40 These are 3W LED's. http://ww...

Re: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display

 by StaticDet5 ¦  Tue May 01, 2012 10:01 am ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display ¦  Replies: 465 ¦  Views: 57100

As a tech support guy (small business, on the side), I've had horrendous issues with HP's. At times it seems like they forgot basic thermodynamics.

I'm just hoping the little guy comes back OK. I backed up the files, but it's a great little computer.

Re: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display

 by StaticDet5 ¦  Tue May 01, 2012 8:46 am ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display ¦  Replies: 465 ¦  Views: 57100

Another fly in the ointment: Something's happened to my system, and I need to send it in (thank you Asus warranty). It seems to be overheating. It's a laptop, so I can't mess around with it too much. I'm taking the time to streamline my display prototyping. I found a four pole-double throw switch. N...

Re: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display

 by StaticDet5 ¦  Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:47 am ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display ¦  Replies: 465 ¦  Views: 57100

Long overdue update: I'm not dead. I'm actually returning to the land of the living, and finally going back to work. The last ten days to two weeks have been running around getting things ready for that. I'm working on learning the 4DSystems programming language for their displays. The big thing is ...

Re: ATMega Lasertag

 by StaticDet5 ¦  Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:17 am ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: ATMega Lasertag ¦  Replies: 36 ¦  Views: 5591

That reminds me:
I found 1W IR diodes on eBay....

Re: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display

 by StaticDet5 ¦  Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:43 pm ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display ¦  Replies: 465 ¦  Views: 57100

You're not going to hear "old" comments from me. We're the same age. Kids....that's another story. They'll make you older faster than anything I know.
I think you're right. I'm going to keep the trigger the way we've discussed.

Re: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display

 by StaticDet5 ¦  Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:20 am ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display ¦  Replies: 465 ¦  Views: 57100

Yikes... old jokes... If I put both sensors on the same pin, it makes a fair amount of things easier. BUT we lose some error checking. We'll double the rate of "false positives" on the photo-sensor system. Even if we limit the "look period" to the time immediately after the firing of the gearbox, we...

Re: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display

 by StaticDet5 ¦  Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:54 am ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display ¦  Replies: 465 ¦  Views: 57100

OK, I think I'm getting that. If I understand it correctly, I can save pin 2 and pin 3 for external interrupts. The two interrupts I'm thinking of, I'm not worried about conflicting: Interrupt on pin 2 being a trigger state change (for a high speed trigger option, not for an analog read trigger). In...

Re: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display

 by StaticDet5 ¦  Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:00 am ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display ¦  Replies: 465 ¦  Views: 57100

GOT IT! The Arduino code remains the same. The code below is the revised display code. Once again: THIS IS NOT ARDUINO CODE! #platform "GOLDELOX-GFX2" /* Serial display for the airsoft smartgun developed by StaticDet5 This program takes the serial input and displays it to the screen Tested: 4-17-201...

Re: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display

 by StaticDet5 ¦  Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:46 am ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display ¦  Replies: 465 ¦  Views: 57100

Annnnd.... the worst result in science: inconsistent results. But they're results. #include <SoftwareSerial.h> SoftwareSerial mySerial(2,3); // These constants won't change. They're used to give names // to the pins used: const int analogInPin = A5; // Analog input pin that the potentiometer is atta...

Re: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display

 by StaticDet5 ¦  Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:32 am ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display ¦  Replies: 465 ¦  Views: 57100

Just stepped out and saw the shuttle. My heart feels kinda pulverized right now. Everything lined up: Break in the trees, ray of sunshine, beautiful shuttle Discovery gleaming white... I had a breakthrough with the display. I was making things too complicated. I'll probably have to go back to compli...

Re: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display

 by StaticDet5 ¦  Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:08 am ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Arduino Airsoft Controller with Display ¦  Replies: 465 ¦  Views: 57100

Right now I'm using a modified AnalogSerial arduino program to send ADC messages on the serial line. I thought I had good code yesterday, but all I drew was the "screen box". Nothing (garbled or otherwise) came through. I think the analog line on the trigger is a good idea. Even better is implementi...

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