Hello, I am here, presenting you, another project, which is low in cost, that is easy to build. Zombies are attacking, and you need a way to defend against them, so you decide to build the zombie rifle to defend against Zombies. Overall, this project is a low cost, quick build. Most if not all of the materials, you can buy at Radio Shack, or Sparkfun. No, this project is not on an Arduino, because the next step of this project, is to bare-bones it. You will be using the cheapest development board known to man, it is by Texas Instruments; yes, TI is a calculator company, but they also manufacture cool development kits. The name of the Development kit is MSP430 LaunchPad; which you can order at the TI E-Store or Sparkfun, or really any other major electronics distributor. It costs about $6 by the way, and it comes with one of the chips you will use, and another free chip, which you can use for any other project.
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This is a Zombie Game and it uses processing to create a GUI based thread. I used Processing because it is easy for anybody to use and I used the TI MSP430 LaunchPad because it is a versatile platform and also easy to use. I worked on this project, by myself, for about an hour. My plans and ideas did not change while creating the project, because I thoroughly calculated all of the needed resistances and capacitances, so there should be not problem. I made this at home, so I think that anybody could really be able to build this. I learned that it is always best to calculate values to my electronic components because it shortens build time and brings the cost down. The biggest challenge in this build was actually calculating the needed component values. I think that the only thing that I would change, when I do another build of this project, is embed a serial adapter on the board with the MSP430G2553 embedded, so that there would be no extra headers on board.
(Thank-you juani_c [the original]: http://forum.43oh.com/topic/182-killing-zombies-with-the-launchpad/)