Generally speaking, turning off the lights with a gun is dangerous and expensive, but for [DuctTape Mechanic], This is how he does thingsThere are also videos after the break. To be fair, he used recycled Nintendo Zapper instead of firearms, and replaced the inner tank with an RF transmitter.We are shocked that he chose a radio model instead of infrared observation as how he reused the light gun, but we are Duck hunting Imply that he made the right choice.
The transmitter comes from a keychain remote, so it can be neatly installed in the Zapper case. A few wires hijacked the stock button and run to the stock trigger, so you keep the real feeling. The receiver is a bit tricky. When it senses the button is pressed, it sends a pulse like you find in a garage door opener, but to keep the light on, some latches are needed, so there is an Arduino. The microcontroller keeps counting and operates the 10 amp relay module, so it mainly acts as the glue between the hardware. All power components are located in a blue plastic box with a socket in the front.
We no longer see Zappers used for their intended purpose because they rely on old technology, but this does not prevent people from reusing iconic peripherals.