FAQs

What comes in the AmmoCounter V2 kit?

  • Assembled LED & Main board
  • 16 Pin Ribbon (4”)
  • Pre-Programmed Arduino Pro Mini (Latest Code)
  • JST Battery Connector
  • 9 Volt Battery
  • Internal IR beam (Installation Video)
  • 18" Servo cable

Full overview video is available on Youtube.

Can I change the startup counter number?

Yes, you can program the counter to start at any number.
You can also use a switch to change the count to 6, 10, 12, 15, 18, 22, 25 and 35 counts depending on the clip size in your blaster.
If you would like to change the counts, please add a note on the order at checkout.

How does the counter count the ammo?

There are various ways to count ammo. The most common two are IR dectors and lever switches. An IR detector requires that you place an IR beam into the barrel or barrel extention. Once the beam is broken, the counter will count down.
If you have a semi-automatic blaster you can install a lever switch behind the trigger. Once the lever switch is pressed the counter will count down.

Is there a wiring guide for the included Arduino and power source?

AmmoCounter V2 Kit Arduino Pinout

There is a working curcuit on 123D Circuits. It includes an IR beam, counter and reset buttons.

Where do I get the AmmoCounter Arduino code?

You can download the latest AmmoCounter code here. You can also stay up to date with new features or contribute to the code on GitHub.

Can I buy a longer connector ribbon cable?

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.

Here are some suggestions:

Uxcel® 12" (300mm) Rainbow Color Ribbon Flat Cable
Uxcell® 43.3" (1100mm) Gray Ribbon Cable - 2 Pcs2

What are the dimensions of the LED and can I purchase a different color?

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.

Why is my counter is randomly counting down when I rev my blaster?

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.

Feel free to contact us for help!