LED Counter

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

  1. derekfilley

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    Jan 30, 2009
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    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!

    -Derek
     
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  3. derekfilley

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    Thanks!

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