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Old 10-02-2011, 10:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
tetravaal
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Join Date: Oct 2011

Racegun Open Source Paintball Board (OSPB)

To see all the details and or my progress check out my blog.

In My Experience
Start old and go newer to see the whole thing.

As well a video of some of the programming I have done on the project so far.
Open Source Paintball Board - Video 2 - YouTube

There is a small but dedicated Racegun Autococker group across the US and after a post on customcockers.com about a grad student wanting to make a NEW board, we all started drooling over the possibilities. Unfortunately he decided to take a different route, but myself and a few others have chosen to press on and see what we can come up with.

The tentative name is the "Open Source Paintball Board" and it aims to firstly
- Be a replacement board for the Racegun with updated features
- Possibly be small enough and configurable enough to use in many other guns

I know what your thinking.. Tetravaal, there are other boards out there that do that ALREADY (Scenario Dreams). So there is a 3rd mission for this board that I feel like the other solutions dont have. To be transparent with information so that if we decide to stop work on the project, others can pick it up. That's been the flaw with Racegun and others, is that when someone wants to make changes or improvements they are forced to design a solution from the ground up. Hopefully with this project, if someone wants to make a different code version, they can take what we have, and build on it. That being said, I will post my code, but I want to get it past the alpha stage before I show off what I have! :-)

If you want to suggest features, please feel free to do so below! By trade I work for the a big computer company, so none of this is my profession and I am NOT an expert. If you want to help out, or give suggestions we welcome it! Post here, custom cockers, or my blog.

Here is the project as it was when I started..

Board - Arduino (NANO)
Power - 9V, but you could put from 5-12v without issues
Gun will NOT be rechargeable (9v batteries are cheap!)
Board can be programmed via USB

A-List features (Most important!!!)
Use existing racegun cables/connectors (Minus the propriatary LEMO connection.. This would be replaced with USB)
Use existing racegun buttonpad/LED (others can be wired in EASILY)
Programming via trigger/buttonpad
Semi-Auto mode
Eyes
Piezo speaker for audio feedback

B-List features
All classic racegun fireing modes (Sniper, FA, Ramping, ETC)
Tournament fire modes (the common ones)
ROF cap

C-List Features (Throw in the kitchen sink!)
OLED screen
Blue tooth programming
Haptic Feedback (Vibration.. Like in your cellphone)
Pressure Monitoring - Beeps/Vibrates when your gun is low on air
Timing Wizard
Audio output chip
Re-work button pad for racegun
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