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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:35 am

For a quick wireless setup, just use a generic TV remote and a simple IR receiver from RadioShack with a 3V relay. I've done it before for a similar project. A generic $10 universal TV remote will trigger radioshack's $3 IR receiver (looks like a little steel box with a hole on one side, ill get a part # for you) from around 20 feet, rigged with two AA batteries to a relay, to the stungun circut. I'd do that on a little breadboard, in a project box. You could also set up a saftey rocker switch, and a switch for a chamber fan. That'd be slick. Now I think I'll have to build one... (Damn this spundgun habbit is getting expensive! I used to think skeet shooting was an expensive hoby)

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Unread postAuthor: removed » Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:02 am

Hey thanks for the post. It sucks we dont have radio shack here and I usually have to pay throught the arse for electronic components.
Just outta curiousity how interchangeble are project boxes? Like could I take the box of this pumpkin cannon and stick it on a normal spudcannon easily? I've never done this before (normally just use piezo) so any advice'd be great.
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:57 pm

It's not so hard if you have some jacks on the box or if you don't mind unscrewing the leads from the cannon and rescrewing it into the other.
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Unread postAuthor: nicholai » Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:56 am

i use the forked looking solderless terminals so u can slide them out from under the electrodes (unlike the ring terminals)

i use velcro tape to hold the box to the cannon so its easily removable
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