how to use solenoid with Capacitor Discharge Technology?
i am on a project for a pcp air gun, i want to replace the hammer that open the air valve with electronic trigger, a solenoid to strike the valve open, the travel of the valve is maximum 3mm, a weight will be added to the solenoid to help with kinetic energy.
the idea is to use capacitor discharge to activate the solenoid for a fraction of a second (to fire a burst of air propelling the pellet out of barrel)
i have seen some electronic triggers using 67v 2200uf capacitor, just to give you an idea.
now i want to control the solenoid force and duration.
can i do that with arduino? sure i need an external circuit to power the solenoid, maybe like the disposal camera flash??