As I mentioned before another idea was hatched when discussing how to/where to mount the battery. What was devised was an external mount with a ****ton of useless electronics and lights. For those of you who are nazi zombie fans we decided that with the use of a micro switch and some electrical engineering help we would make a shot counter using incandescent light bulbs similar to the wunderwaffe. However, it seemed more difficult than it was ultimately worth to figure out. I mean, its not impossible but come on its a turbo tippmann that's going to be used maybe 3 times. Unfortunately I don't have any step by step build photos of this just the finished product. I used the existing valve mount screws as a base, made an l bracket mount for everything out of steel sheet metal, and the board is a pc bread board from rs. All of the electronics are out of an old vcr. I pretty much just opened that ****er up and took everything that was scary looking and threw it on this thing. The lights are all ran in a parallel circuit so even if one goes out the others still work. The battery is mounted with a stupid 9volt holder from radio shack that I just drilled a hole into. Finally on the other side of the mount notice there is a heat sink, deff wouldn't want that **** that's not hooked up to anything to get too hot.
Notice the fuse and the pointemeter… thing
Lights on vibrating like a mother****er
Grommets mess of wires and ****
Heat sink on the back side of the L bracket
As you can see this is the final product of all of my tinkering. It was a lot of fun to make and even more fun to use. Even through my friend who was visiting didn't come and get to use this gem I still saddled it up for the last game of the day this past Sunday... ya know, just to see how she would rip. Honestly the biggest disappointment out of the entire thing was that I didn't refill my tank. I was using a 45/45 with a 2k fill left on it. I got a hopper and half a pod down before she was empty and lobbing balls with an arch that can be best described as a flaccid penis. Good news is that I got two kills with it before it died... people expecting they can run up my tape without me slinging some turbo tippmann at dem, day be trippn'.