Introduction: DIY Arduino Powered IR Light Gun
The SAMCO is a Namco GunCon with the insides replaced with an Arduino micro controller and DF Robot IR positioning camera and works as HID mouse on LCD (flat screen) TV/monitors.
Gun currently works with Mame in RetroPie (for Raspberry Pi), PSX Beetle (PC/Windows), Saturn Beetle (PC/Windows) and PCSX2 (PC/Windows).
x2 100 ohm Resistors
Tall Switch (from Adafruit)
NEW PCB's AVAILABLE (Including GunCon 2) (optional)
Step 1: Schematic
This is the basic Schematic of the SAMCO Light Gun. Code will work with any HID compatible board.
Step 2: SAMCO PCB Soldering Guide
This a basic soldering guide if you're using a SAMCO PCB board.
Step 3: Code
Link to the libraries & code https://github.com/samuelballantyne
Step 4: Test Your Gun Setup/Troubleshooting
Step 5: Introduction & RetroPie Setup
Step 6: PlayStation 1 + SEGA Saturn (RetroArch) Setup
Step 7: PlayStation 2 (PCSX2) Setup Guide
Step 8: Demo
Step 9: Future Development
Adding a 4 LED sketch to reduce working distance.
Step 10: Future Development (cont.)
Updated to include saved calibration & increased accuracy.
Step 11: New Range of PCBs
Step 12: GunCon2 Build Guide
Participated in the