How to trigger an airsoft gun?

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How to trigger an airsoft gun?

Postby PaulPulver on Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:44 am


my friend and I are working on a project in which we have an airsoft gun mounted to the top of a RC car. The trigger of an airsoft gun is simply you pull the trigger, and it pushes two bits of metal together to complete the circuit. Is there a simple way I could do this with the vanilla raspi with no extra kits?

Any help will be apprecited.

I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.

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Thank you.
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Re: How to trigger an airsoft gun?

Postby Elmo on Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:49 pm

Depends on your setup, are you keeping the body of the airsoft guy or mainly using internals in a custom body?
In most cases just replace the trigger with a switch because that's all it is really
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Re: How to trigger an airsoft gun?

Postby CxK-ArthurDent on Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:08 pm

nope ..

first you'll have to apply a Mosfet like solution, cause most of the "normal" switches will be fryed by
the amps that will flow.

so .. just apply the mosfet an you'll be able to control it via the Pi.

mosfet like this (right click / show picture for the whole thing):

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