LED Counter

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by derekfilley, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. derekfilley

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 30, 2009
    Hi all,

    I have been using nerf dart gun modification as a nice creative outlet. I recently came across http://www.manapotions.com/Chaingun.html where they use this kit: http://store.qkits.com/moreinfo.cfm/FK936 to make an ammo counter display.

    I would like to do something similar, but with a 6 round gun. I require only one 7 segment led light (as the counter will count down from 6) an input to initiate counting down, an on switch and a reset switch. Also, I need it to run off of a battery :) I can run the wire and arrange the physical location of the counter buttons.

    I can solder, but have no experience whatsoever with circuits -- though from what I understand -- this project is probably at a beginner's level. I cannot read circuit maps.

    In any case, you all would know better than I would everything that would be involved to make this project a reality. Can you please advise if this is something a layperson like myself could accomplish without detailed training? If so, how would you suggest I go about accomplishing it?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. thingmaker3

    Retired Moderator

    May 16, 2005
  3. derekfilley

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 30, 2009

    I'll begin reading. How long would you estimate it will take for me to become proficient enough to finish this project?