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Poll: Would anyone be interested in an ammo counter kit?

If i make a kit for a 7segment style ammo counter, would you be interested?

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#1 Kingbob

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 09:06 PM

I've been asked by a few people if i'd make them one of my 7 segment style ammo counters like i used in my Stryfe and Rapidstrike:

http://nerfhaven.com...nd-rapidstrike/

 

If i make up a kit, including pre-loaded arduino, all components, switches, and a custom made PCB, would anyone be interested?

 

 


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#2 xXD3V1LXx

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 09:12 PM

Yes, but if you go through the trouble of making a kit at least sell pre made ones too. Just my thoughts.
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#3 Kingbob

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 10:19 PM

Assembled would be easy to do.


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Posted 10 February 2016 - 01:14 AM

Assembled would be easy to do.

And a manual for the Arduino, etc. would most likely help Buyers work out the counter.


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Posted 10 February 2016 - 07:46 AM

I am looking into making one but I would buy one to save me the time and headaches. I would gladly buy from Kingbob, seeing and reading about his counters on here.

 

I would want two changes that I will pay extra for:

-counts up instead of counting down 

-smaller 7 segment screen that can fit in the back of the top rail of a rayven.


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Posted 10 February 2016 - 10:41 AM

The counting up would likely be standard since to count down it requires additional sensors installed and a mag mod.

I don't know about different size segment 7 displays I have only seen them in 1 size.

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#7 Kingbob

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 07:47 PM

Counting up is far simpler because it doesnt require knowing the size of the magazine to set the initial value.

 

Of course then its a matter of stopping it counting at the right value. Otherwise if you keep pulling the trigger it'd keep counting.

 

The 7 segment displays i used are about 18mm high from memory, they're the smallest i could find.


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Posted 11 February 2016 - 07:53 AM

Of course then its a matter of stopping it counting at the right value. Otherwise if you keep pulling the trigger it'd keep counting.

 

The 7 segment displays i used are about 18mm high from memory, they're the smallest i could find.

 

That's on the user to know what size clip they put in and how full it is. It just need to reset to 0 when the clip is change.

 

What the length of that display? That might work, I need to take a took on rayven where I want it.


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Posted 11 February 2016 - 08:21 AM

Measured them, they're 9.5x13mm.

Heres 2 on the back of my Rayven.

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 08:46 AM

Measured them, they're 9.5x13mm.
Heres 2 on the back of my Rayven.
7seg.jpg


That's sweet looking, wouldn't be hard to include a reset switch near the mag release button especially in some battery guns
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#11 Kingbob

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 10:12 PM

Hmm, I wonder how small an OLED i can find... i know some are 0.96", might fit :D


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Posted 11 February 2016 - 11:55 PM

so can we have the jello be lime... i was all reading, then i seen jello. and well jello always wins.

 

shot counters are cool and all. but its J.. E.. LL... O


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 08:00 AM

Measured them, they're 9.5x13mm.

Heres 2 on the back of my Rayven.

7seg.jpg

That's look great. That right where I want it to be.

 

That's sweet looking, wouldn't be hard to include a reset switch near the mag release button especially in some battery guns

I was thinking of having it inside the mag well so putting a clip in would hit the switch and reset it.


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#14 Kingbob

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 08:13 AM

Yeah i use an internal switch to sense insertion. Actually repurposed one of the existing lock switches.


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 08:17 AM

Nice. How much were you thinking on selling a kit for?


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