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  • alecnotalex commented on alecnotalex's instructable Arduino Controlled Nerf Vulcan11 days ago
    Arduino Controlled Nerf Vulcan

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    an awful diagram.1. Trigger switch (closed by pulling trigger)2. On/off switch3. motor thing (which runs the firing mechanism) 1. ___________/ ________ | | | | | \ | \ 2. _|_ | | 3. |__________batteries__|The relay can go anywhere in the circuit. You could leave 1 closed (with duct tape) and replace 2 with a relay --- or if 2 doesn't exist for you, replace 1 with a relay, or cut wires and put the relay where 2 would be. Using a servo to physically close 1 is overkill, in my opinion. the relay is like a mini box with a little magnet inside t...

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    an awful diagram.1. Trigger switch (closed by pulling trigger)2. On/off switch3. motor thing (which runs the firing mechanism) 1. ___________/ ________ | | | | | \ | \ 2. _|_ | | 3. |__________batteries__|The relay can go anywhere in the circuit. You could leave 1 closed (with duct tape) and replace 2 with a relay --- or if 2 doesn't exist for you, replace 1 with a relay, or cut wires and put the relay where 2 would be. Using a servo to physically close 1 is overkill, in my opinion. the relay is like a mini box with a little magnet inside to physically close a switch that's also inside the mini box. servo 'twould be like microwaving ice for a cup of water, in my opinion, while relay is like turning on the faucet. Also, no one heard this from me, but if you find some HUGE batteries, and use them in series with or instead of the 6 D batteries, your nerf vulcan will quickly become the envy of your peers.

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