Ammo counter for NERF darts, disks or foam balls, can be retrofitted into most blaster shells and scopes. This kit was created for modders that need an counter to keep track of their ammo.
Full overview and assembly video is available on Youtube.
You'll need an Arduino, a power source and a counting mechanism in addition to the AmmoCounter kit. I recommend an Arduino Pro Mini or Pro Micro.
You'll also need to setup a trigger mechanism (IR Beam or Lever Switch) and a battery source. These components will very depending on your blaster/dart setup.
Most of these parts can be found on the Sparkfun Parts List.
There is a working curcuit on 123D Circuits. It includes an IR beam, counter and reset buttons.
Yes, if you need a longer ribbon cable for your mods, you can use any "2.54mm Pitch 16 Pin F/F IDC Connector" ribbon from Amazon or local retailer.
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The AmmoCounter uses a Common Anode 0.56 inch 2 digit 7 segment display. If you would like to know the dimensions, here is the data sheet.
Additional colors can be found on eBay, Amazon or by checking the AmmoCounter shop for updates.
This is probably due to a high amperage battery causing interference in the system.
If you are using an external scope, you may be experiencing vibration issues. If so you'll need to stabilize the IR beam by adding a few drops of hot glue to the 3d printed part.
If you are using an internal counter, you may be experiencing vibration issue or noise in your IR beam cable. Try adding some electrical tape to your connections on the Arduino. If that doesn't fix it, you'll need to add a .1uF capacitor between your ground and signal.
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