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Master Geek

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#116295 24-Apr-2013 13:18
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Hi everyone, 

A bit of a different tack for this site but someone on here might have their 2c to throw in.

Im building this:

Because I am having to relocate the trigger I am toying with the idea of having an electronically fired trigger similar to what is used in the better paintball guns. They basically use a micro switch that fires a solenoid that pushes onto the trigger sear.

What I am looking for is the solenoid and the electronics to fire it (I already have plenty of micro switches). The easiest way forward would be to purchase the trigger unit separately or get hold of an expired old gun and pinch its trigger but im having trouble finding a source for either of these. Does anyone know of a CURRENT paintball forum in NZ? All the ones I found via google were old and unused.

My opinions are purely my own and are not at all those of my employer 2degrees.

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  #805122 24-Apr-2013 20:09
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What does the circuit board do? Is it for a rapid fire function?

If you can find one to look at, there should be at least a part number on the solenoid and usually a manufacturer. It might just be a standard coil used on pneumatic valves which you can buy by itself (most pneumatic and hydraulic valves have replaceable coils).

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Master Geek

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  #805429 25-Apr-2013 13:00
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The circuit board is there to turn the system on, provide a "safe" mode and with the jumper in the right place provides a "full auto" mode. While it would be nice to have a led to show status and have a safe mode I was planning on having a second PTM switch on the stock activated by my left hand that would arm the main trigger.

Ideally I would like to buy the whole kit as per the photo but the only one I can find is too expensive so now im only looking for the solenoid.

The solenoid in the photo doesn't appear to have any markings on it and I don't want to pull the gun apart because its not mine :( . I tested it last night with a 3.6v 18650 cell that I plan to use and it had plenty of grunt to move the solenoid so seems like it would be perfect for the job.

Does somewhere like JayCar sell anything like this?

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  #805463 25-Apr-2013 14:29
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Try the site. The main paintball forums seem to have disappeared now. Or try the voided warranty section of PB Nation.


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Master Geek

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  #805479 25-Apr-2013 15:44
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Thanks Askelon, Some good leads!

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