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#358346 Ammo Counters Problem

Posted by Caruso on 03 March 2017 - 01:40 PM in Modifications

I have been having an issue with installing an internal ammo counter that I have tried with counters form two different makers. The issue is that when the flywheel motors rev up, the counter resets. I actually have burnt out two arduinos. The blaster has a Dr Snikkas metal flywheel cage, MTB 130 rhinos, and is power by 3 IMRs for 11.1 volts. And the counter is power by 4 standard AA and have pretty thin wires,

 

If anyone know how to fix it or even just an idea, it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.




#358352 Ammo Counters Problem

Posted by Caruso on 03 March 2017 - 03:10 PM in Modifications

Is your board isolated from the motors electrically? That is, your ammo counting board has no electrical connections to the motor circuits?

Also, what blaster is this? Rapidstrike, hyperfire, or a stryfe variant (stryfe, raven, demolisher, or other mechanical pusher blaster)?

How are you counting shots, btw?

The wires for both the motor and counter run next to each other down the my strayven. And the shots are counter by IR sensors attach to the brass  barrel of the flywheel cage.




#358357 Ammo Counters Problem

Posted by Caruso on 03 March 2017 - 05:33 PM in Modifications

How insulated are your motor wires? Proper silicone or teflon insulated 18 or 16awg?

Also, is there any electrical wiring in common between the board and your motors?

I believe the motor wires are 18 gauge I bought it from radio shack a long time ago.

 

There is no common wiring, each is on it's own system.




#358393 Ammo Counters Problem

Posted by Caruso on 05 March 2017 - 01:02 PM in Modifications

Then I'm puzzled how activating your motors is burning out your board. I doubt there's enough inductive current able to be transmitted from the motors to the board's circuits to do it. Not with proper insulation on the 18awg.

Does the board fry when there's a dart passing through the IR beam or when the motors spin up regardless of if there's a dart breaking the beam or not?

The burning out the board was probably my fault, But that haven't be main issue. The main issue is that when I rev the motors it resets the counter. I am in the process of changing out the wiring to 18 gauge with insulation of 0.82 instant of 0.42. 

 

The insulation shouldn't make any difference in this case.  The only real reason that silicone insulation is preferred is the flexibility provided.  I doubt that there is enough voltage being generated by the field to break through the insulation and the air gap.  However, I would not be surprised if the EMI from the current driving the motors were high enough to induce enough current to zap the data lines.

 Is there any way to protect from that?




#358586 Ammo Counters Problem

Posted by Caruso on 16 March 2017 - 06:21 PM in Modifications

I am getting a new counter with an EMI decoupler in tomorrow. I will post how it goes and if it doesn't work, I will get pictures.




#358588 4v4 Tournament in Swansea, MA

Posted by Caruso on 16 March 2017 - 06:59 PM in Nerf Wars

On April 1-2 Mastermind Adventures in Swansea, MA is hosting a gaming con that will have a 4v4 Nerf tournament on that Sunday. It will be Sambo style (no homemades) with any third party darts (maybe except FVJ types) and open to teens and adults. Kids as young as ten may compete as long as talk to Mastermind adventures first. The game type is going to be King of the hill. Each match will consist of three games with the winning team moving on in single elimination 8 team bracket.

 

I know the this is short notice and not to much detail, but just want to post this in case anyone nearby by is interest.

 

For more information,

https://southcoastgamefest.com/

https://www.meetup.c...ents/237932430/

 

Or just ask on here.




#358589 2017 Nerf War Schedule

Posted by Caruso on 16 March 2017 - 07:03 PM in Nerf Wars

April:

2nd[MA] 4v4 Tournament




#359090 Rhode Island Summer Nerf league April War

Posted by Caruso on 07 April 2017 - 04:56 PM in Nerf Wars

Rhode Island Summer Nerf league August War

 

 

To RSVP and for more info go to the Meetup group https://www.meetup.c...ents/237933557/

 

When

- Saturday April 22, 2017

- Starts at 12pm and end around 5pm

 

Where

- 297 New Meadow Road, Barrington, RI. Park in the side lot, we play behind the building.

Ages

- This is an all ages game so bring the appropriate attitude. If no younger players show up, let loose, but if they do; show the appropriate level of respect

 

Blasters

- Stock blasters are welcome

- Modded blasters are permitted and encouraged
- No homemades

- Melee weapons are permitted as long as they are deem safe by the organizer

Darts

- stock or knockoff darts only
- full length, straw mod is ok but no other dart mods

Rules
- Don't be a jerk.
- Respect other players and their equipment.
- Eye protection is REQUIRED.
- Bring water. Do not rely on someone else to bring it for you.
- Bring food for lunch or be prepared to order some from local delivery.
- YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT. There will be no loner blasters. No more exceptions. A had a $40 blaster get broken last year and it will not happen again.
- You are responsible for your own darts and magazines. I recommend marking the tips of your darts with your initials as well as marking your blasters and accessories.

Game types
-Flux

-Team Slayer

- Capture the Flag (with a pair big flags)

- King of the Hill (with 3 time cubes)

- Free for all games (make allies at your own risk)

- Pistol Rounds

- One in the chamber

- Payload

- Twilight (Multi team game like zombies where there are a lot of team switching)

- other assorted types

 

If there is any questions feel free to post them or, message me or the organizer on meetup




#359335 Rhode Island Summer Nerf league April War

Posted by Caruso on 20 April 2017 - 06:41 AM in Nerf Wars

War is this Saturday. As of now there are 20 people saying that they are going.




#360027 Rhode Island Summer Nerf league May War

Posted by Caruso on 20 May 2017 - 02:07 PM in Nerf Wars

Rhode Island Summer Nerf league August War

 

To RSVP and for more info go to the Meetup group https://www.meetup.c...ents/239565982/

 

- Saturday May 27, 2017

- Starts at 12pm and end around 5pm

Where

- 297 New Meadow Road, Barrington, RI. Park in the side lot, we play behind the building.

Ages

- This is an all ages game so bring the appropriate attitude. If no younger players show up, let loose, but if they do; show the appropriate level of respect

 

Blasters

- Stock blasters are welcome

- Modded blasters are permitted and encouraged
- No homemades

- Melee weapons are permitted as long as they are deem safe by the organizer

Darts

- stock or knockoff darts only
- full length, straw mod is ok but no other dart mods

Rules
- Don't be a jerk.
- Respect other players and their equipment.
- Eye protection is REQUIRED.
- Bring water. Do not rely on someone else to bring it for you.
- Bring food for lunch or be prepared to order some from local delivery.
- YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT. There will be no loner blasters. No more exceptions. A had a $40 blaster get broken last year and it will not happen again.
- You are responsible for your own darts and magazines. I recommend marking the tips of your darts with your initials as well as marking your blasters and accessories.

Game types
-Flux

-Team Slayer

- Capture the Flag (with a pair big flags)

- King of the Hill (with 3 time cubes)

- Free for all games (make allies at your own risk)

- Pistol Rounds

- One in the chamber

- Payload

- Twilight (Multi team game like zombies where there are a lot of team switching)

- other assorted types

 

If there is any questions feel free to post them or, message me or the organizer on meetup




#360028 2017 Nerf War Schedule

Posted by Caruso on 20 May 2017 - 02:10 PM in Nerf Wars

May:

27th[MA] Rhode Island Summer Nerf league May War




#360291 After market flywheel cages for Rayvens

Posted by Caruso on 02 June 2017 - 04:51 PM in Modifications

Does anyone else beside coatduck and Dr. Snikkas makes sell after market flywheel cages for the rayven?




#360917 Rhode Island July Nerf War

Posted by Caruso on 06 July 2017 - 07:11 AM in Nerf Wars

Rhode Island Summer Nerf league August War

 

To RSVP and for more info go to the Meetup group https://www.meetup.c...ents/240665040/

 

- Saturday July15, 2017

- Starts at 12pm and end around 5pm

 

Where

- 297 New Meadow Road, Barrington, RI. Park in the side lot, we play behind the building.

 

Ages

- This is an all ages game so bring the appropriate attitude. If no younger players show up, let loose, but if they do; show the appropriate level of respect

 

Blasters

- Stock blasters are welcome

- Modded blasters are permitted and encouraged
- No homemades

- Melee weapons are permitted as long as they are deem safe by the organizer

 

Darts

- stock or knockoff darts only
- full length, straw mod is ok but no other dart mods

 

Rules

1. Don't be a jerk (This is the most important rule)
2. Don't be a jerk (Seriously, poor sportsmanship will get you asked to leave)
As a side note, I have never asked anyone to leave, we have a very good group of players.
3. Provide your own equipment, there may be loaner blasters available for first timers or guests, but in general, you are responsible for providing your own equipment. This includes blasters, darts, magazines, and other various equipment. I recommend marking your darts with your initials as well as marking your blasters and accessories.
4. Bring water.
5. BRING WATER, I don't care if it's 40 degrees out, you will be running around, you will be exercising, you will get tired and you will need to stay hydrated.
6. Bring something for lunch or some snacks if you want to eat in between rounds.
7. Melee weapons may be approved for use based on game type, number of players, and the nature of the melee weapon itself. Don't count on getting to use melee if you bring it, I will let you know once I see it and have games planned out.
8. Home made blasters/darts and modified darts are not allowed. We play Superstock games. Modified blasters are fine as long as they are within roughly 130 FPS. This rule is strictly enforced. No home mades. We have a lot of younger players with access to nothing but stock load outs and they want to have fun too.
9. FOR PARENTS: We are not responsible for your children. We are not a summer camp or official organization, just a group of Nerf enthusiasts who invite anyone else to enjoy our hobby with us. This is a 5 hour event, please plan to be here if you need to be, and plan transport for children you are comfortable leaving with the group.
10. The games we play and the group is appropriate for kids ages 10+. That being said, we have adult players, teenagers, and kids between 10 and 13 that come on a regular basis. Understand that we have a very diverse age group. Older kids and adults are asked to keep their language appropriate for the youngest player, and all players are to be respected regardless of age.

11. EYE PROTECTION IS REQUIRED. If you don't have eye protection, you cannot play. No exceptions. This is part of bringing your own equipment, we do not have loaner eye protection. Nerf makes facemasks that can be purchased for $15 at the nearby target or walmart.

 

Game types
-Flux

-Team Slayer

- Capture the Flag (with a pair big flags)

- King of the Hill (with 3 time cubes)

- Free for all games (make allies at your own risk)

- Pistol Rounds

- One in the chamber

- Payload

- Twilight (Multi team game like zombies where there are a lot of team switching)

- other assorted types

 

If there is any questions feel free to post them or, message me or the organizer on meetup




#360918 2017 Nerf War Schedule

Posted by Caruso on 06 July 2017 - 07:14 AM in Nerf Wars

June:

15th[MA] Rhode Island May Nerf War




#360929 Rhode Island July Nerf War

Posted by Caruso on 07 July 2017 - 08:02 AM in Nerf Wars

I'd probably show up if the event was from 10am - 5pm to justify driving all the way, and if there was more to play than just super stock. 

That's just my two cents, but there's probably many people that feel just like I do. 

Others have said that but not as nicely as you did. The true of it is that our group doesn't really have a base interest for nic. We don't have any nic blasters and only two of us have talk about making a trip to NENO event someday. And the most of ours players are younger age and pretty green to modding so nic is out of there ability and parents' comfort zone. So nic rounds would not be well receive and we have check with a numbers of our players. That being said if some day if our group gets interest enough into nic, we will host a nic war.

 

This wasn't meant to be directed at you, Lucian. It was just a good time and opportunity to explain before someone say something along the lines of 'allow nic and you will double your numbers' which the opposite is more likely to happen. 




#361116 Rhode Island August Nerf War

Posted by Caruso on 29 July 2017 - 10:25 AM in Nerf Wars

Rhode Island Summer Nerf league August War

 

To RSVP and for more info go to the Meetup group https://www.meetup.c...ents/241813666/

 

- Saturday August 19, 2017

- Starts at 12pm and end around 5pm

Where

- 297 New Meadow Road, Barrington, RI. Park in the side lot, we play behind the building.

 

Ages

- This is an all ages game so bring the appropriate attitude. If no younger players show up, let loose, but if they do; show the appropriate level of respect

 

Blasters

- Stock blasters are welcome

- Modded blasters are permitted and encouraged
- No homemades

- Melee weapons are permitted as long as they are deem safe by the organizer

 

Darts

- stock or knockoff darts only
- full length, straw mod is ok but no other dart mods

 

Rules

1. Don't be a jerk (This is the most important rule)
2. Don't be a jerk (Seriously, poor sportsmanship will get you asked to leave)
As a side note, I have never asked anyone to leave, we have a very good group of players.
3. Provide your own equipment, there may be loaner blasters available for first timers or guests, but in general, you are responsible for providing your own equipment. This includes blasters, darts, magazines, and other various equipment. I recommend marking your darts with your initials as well as marking your blasters and accessories.
4. Bring water.
5. BRING WATER, I don't care if it's 40 degrees out, you will be running around, you will be exercising, you will get tired and you will need to stay hydrated.
6. Bring something for lunch or some snacks if you want to eat in between rounds.
7. Melee weapons may be approved for use based on game type, number of players, and the nature of the melee weapon itself. Don't count on getting to use melee if you bring it, I will let you know once I see it and have games planned out.
8. Home made blasters/darts and modified darts are not allowed. We play Superstock games. Modified blasters are fine as long as they are within roughly 130 FPS. This rule is strictly enforced. No home mades. We have a lot of younger players with access to nothing but stock load outs and they want to have fun too.
9. FOR PARENTS: We are not responsible for your children. We are not a summer camp or official organization, just a group of Nerf enthusiasts who invite anyone else to enjoy our hobby with us. This is a 5 hour event, please plan to be here if you need to be, and plan transport for children you are comfortable leaving with the group.
10. The games we play and the group is appropriate for kids ages 10+. That being said, we have adult players, teenagers, and kids between 10 and 13 that come on a regular basis. Understand that we have a very diverse age group. Older kids and adults are asked to keep their language appropriate for the youngest player, and all players are to be respected regardless of age.

11. EYE PROTECTION IS REQUIRED. If you don't have eye protection, you cannot play. No exceptions. This is part of bringing your own equipment, we do not have loaner eye protection. Nerf makes facemasks that can be purchased for $15 at the nearby target or walmart.

 

Game types
-Flux

-Team Slayer

- Capture the Flag (with a pair big flags)

- King of the Hill (with 3 time cubes)

- Free for all games (make allies at your own risk)

- Pistol Rounds

- One in the chamber

- Payload

- Twilight (Multi team game like zombies where there are a lot of team switching)

- other assorted types

 

If there is any questions feel free to post them or, message me or the organizer on meetup




#361117 2017 Nerf War Schedule

Posted by Caruso on 29 July 2017 - 10:28 AM in Nerf Wars

August:

19th[RI] Rhode Island August Nerf War




#361577 Rhode Island September War

Posted by Caruso on 13 September 2017 - 06:25 AM in Nerf Wars

Rhode Island Summer Nerf league September War

 

To RSVP and for more info go to the https://www.meetup.c...ents/243156466/

 

- Saturday September 23, 2017

- Starts at 12pm and end around 5pm

Where

- 297 New Meadow Road, Barrington, RI. Park in the side lot, we play behind the building.

Ages

- This is an all ages game so bring the appropriate attitude. If no younger players show up, let loose, but if they do; show the appropriate level of respect

 

Blasters

- Stock blasters are welcome

- Modded blasters are permitted and encouraged
- No homemades

- Melee weapons are permitted as long as they are deem safe by the organizer

Darts

- stock or knockoff darts only
- full length, straw mod is ok but no other dart mods

 

Rules

1. Don't be a jerk (This is the most important rule)
2. Don't be a jerk (Seriously, poor sportsmanship will get you asked to leave)
As a side note, I have never asked anyone to leave, we have a very good group of players.
3. Provide your own equipment, there may be loaner blasters available for first timers or guests, but in general, you are responsible for providing your own equipment. This includes blasters, darts, magazines, and other various equipment. I recommend marking your darts with your initials as well as marking your blasters and accessories.
4. Bring water.
5. BRING WATER, I don't care if it's 40 degrees out, you will be running around, you will be exercising, you will get tired and you will need to stay hydrated.
6. Bring something for lunch or some snacks if you want to eat in between rounds.
7. Melee weapons may be approved for use based on game type, number of players, and the nature of the melee weapon itself. Don't count on getting to use melee if you bring it, I will let you know once I see it and have games planned out.
8. Home made blasters/darts and modified darts are not allowed. We play Superstock games. Modified blasters are fine as long as they are within roughly 130 FPS. This rule is strictly enforced. No home mades. We have a lot of younger players with access to nothing but stock load outs and they want to have fun too.
9. FOR PARENTS: We are not responsible for your children. We are not a summer camp or official organization, just a group of Nerf enthusiasts who invite anyone else to enjoy our hobby with us. This is a 5 hour event, please plan to be here if you need to be, and plan transport for children you are comfortable leaving with the group.
10. The games we play and the group is appropriate for kids ages 10+. That being said, we have adult players, teenagers, and kids between 10 and 13 that come on a regular basis. Understand that we have a very diverse age group. Older kids and adults are asked to keep their language appropriate for the youngest player, and all players are to be respected regardless of age.

11. EYE PROTECTION IS REQUIRED. If you don't have eye protection, you cannot play. No exceptions. This is part of bringing your own equipment, we do not have loaner eye protection. Nerf makes facemasks that can be purchased for $15 at the nearby target or walmart.

 

Game types
-Flux

-Team Slayer

- Capture the Flag (with a pair big flags)

- King of the Hill (with 3 time cubes)

- Free for all games (make allies at your own risk)

- Pistol Rounds

- One in the chamber

- Payload

- Twilight (Multi team game like zombies where there are a lot of team switching)

- other assorted types

If there is any questions feel free to post them or, message me or the organizer on meetup




#361578 2017 Nerf War Schedule

Posted by Caruso on 13 September 2017 - 06:29 AM in Nerf Wars

September:

23th[RI] Rhode Island September Nerf War




#362928 RI Nerf War - Year 4 Kick off

Posted by Caruso on 16 April 2018 - 12:02 PM in Nerf Wars

This will be our first event of 2018!

Rhode Island Summer Nerf league April War

 

To RSVP and for more info go to the https://www.meetup.c...ents/247547598/

 

- Saturday April 28, 2018

- Starts at 12pm and end around 5pm

Where

- 297 New Meadow Road, Barrington, RI. Park in the side lot, we play behind the building.

Ages

- This is an all ages game so bring the appropriate attitude. If no younger players show up, let loose, but if they do; show the appropriate level of respect

Blasters

- Stock blasters are welcome

- Modded blasters are permitted and encouraged
- No homemades

- Melee weapons are permitted as long as they are deem safe by the organizer

Darts

- stock or knockoff darts only
- full length, straw mod is ok but no other dart mods

 

Rules

1. Don't be a jerk (This is the most important rule)
2. Don't be a jerk (Seriously, poor sportsmanship will get you asked to leave)
As a side note, I have never asked anyone to leave, we have a very good group of players.
3. Provide your own equipment, there may be loaner blasters available for first timers or guests, but in general, you are responsible for providing your own equipment. This includes blasters, darts, magazines, and other various equipment. I recommend marking your darts with your initials as well as marking your blasters and accessories.
4. Bring water.
5. BRING WATER, I don't care if it's 40 degrees out, you will be running around, you will be exercising, you will get tired and you will need to stay hydrated.
6. Bring something for lunch or some snacks if you want to eat in between rounds.
7. Melee weapons may be approved for use based on game type, number of players, and the nature of the melee weapon itself. Don't count on getting to use melee if you bring it, I will let you know once I see it and have games planned out.
8. Home made blasters/darts and modified darts are not allowed. We play Superstock games. Modified blasters are fine as long as they are within roughly 130 FPS. This rule is strictly enforced. No home mades. We have a lot of younger players with access to nothing but stock load outs and they want to have fun too.
9. FOR PARENTS: We are not responsible for your children. We are not a summer camp or official organization, just a group of Nerf enthusiasts who invite anyone else to enjoy our hobby with us. This is a 5 hour event, please plan to be here if you need to be, and plan transport for children you are comfortable leaving with the group.
10. The games we play and the group is appropriate for kids ages 10+. That being said, we have adult players, teenagers, and kids between 10 and 13 that come on a regular basis. Understand that we have a very diverse age group. Older kids and adults are asked to keep their language appropriate for the youngest player, and all players are to be respected regardless of age.

11. EYE PROTECTION IS REQUIRED. If you don't have eye protection, you cannot play. No exceptions. This is part of bringing your own equipment, we do not have loaner eye protection. Nerf makes facemasks that can be purchased for $15 at the nearby target or walmart.

 

Game types
-Flux

-Team Slayer

- Capture the Flag (with a pair big flags)

- King of the Hill (with 3 time cubes)

- Free for all games (make allies at your own risk)

- Pistol Rounds

- One in the chamber

- Payload

- Twilight (Multi team game like zombies where there are a lot of team switching)

- other assorted types

If there is any questions feel free to post them or, message me or the organizer on meetup




#363144 Rhode Island War June 30

Posted by Caruso on 26 June 2018 - 07:49 AM in Nerf Wars

Rhode Island Summer Nerf league June War

 

To RSVP and for more info go to the https://www.meetup.c...ents/251528154/

 

- Saturday June 30, 2018

- Starts at 12pm and end around 5pm

 

Where

- 297 New Meadow Road, Barrington, RI. Park in the side lot, we play behind the building.

Ages

- This is an all ages game so bring the appropriate attitude. If no younger players show up, let loose, but if they do; show the appropriate level of respect

Blasters

- Stock blasters are welcome

- Modded blasters are permitted and encouraged
- No NIC homemade, Super stock homemades are fine, but is probably a good idea to message an organizer and check 

- Melee weapons are permitted as long as they are deem safe by the organizer

Darts

- stock or knockoff darts only
- full length, straw mod is ok but no other dart mods

 

Rules

1. Don't be a jerk (This is the most important rule)
2. Don't be a jerk (Seriously, poor sportsmanship will get you asked to leave)
As a side note, I have never asked anyone to leave, we have a very good group of players.
3. Provide your own equipment, there may be loaner blasters available for first timers or guests, but in general, you are responsible for providing your own equipment. This includes blasters, darts, magazines, and other various equipment. I recommend marking your darts with your initials as well as marking your blasters and accessories.
4. Bring water.
5. BRING WATER, I don't care if it's 40 degrees out, you will be running around, you will be exercising, you will get tired and you will need to stay hydrated.
6. Bring something for lunch or some snacks if you want to eat in between rounds.
7. Melee weapons may be approved for use based on game type, number of players, and the nature of the melee weapon itself. Don't count on getting to use melee if you bring it, I will let you know once I see it and have games planned out.
8. Home made blasters/darts and modified darts are not allowed. We play Superstock games. Modified blasters are fine as long as they are within roughly 130 FPS. This rule is strictly enforced. No home mades. We have a lot of younger players with access to nothing but stock load outs and they want to have fun too.
9. FOR PARENTS: We are not responsible for your children. We are not a summer camp or official organization, just a group of Nerf enthusiasts who invite anyone else to enjoy our hobby with us. This is a 5 hour event, please plan to be here if you need to be, and plan transport for children you are comfortable leaving with the group.
10. The games we play and the group is appropriate for kids ages 10+. That being said, we have adult players, teenagers, and kids between 10 and 13 that come on a regular basis. Understand that we have a very diverse age group. Older kids and adults are asked to keep their language appropriate for the youngest player, and all players are to be respected regardless of age.

11. EYE PROTECTION IS REQUIRED. If you don't have eye protection, you cannot play. No exceptions. This is part of bringing your own equipment, we do not have loaner eye protection. Nerf makes facemasks that can be purchased for $15 at the nearby target or walmart.

 

Game types
-Flux

-Team Slayer

- Capture the Flag (with a pair big flags)

- King of the Hill (with 3 time cubes)

- Free for all games (make allies at your own risk)

- Pistol Rounds

- One in the chamber

- Payload

- Twilight (Multi team game like zombies where there are a lot of team switching)

- other assorted types

 

If there is any questions feel free to post them or, message me or the organizer on meetup