Originally Posted by tarrguy57
Nice. Possible to run this without the screen? Never really cared if I had one with how simple LEDs are to decipher with different colors or blinks. If you could get this to work with Viking/Excal/Evil M for modern shooting modes and such I would be ecstatic. I would love to keep using my Viking without having to upgrade to a Tadao at $100+ per board or swapping out the frame to use a different board.
personally I have no interest in developing a board without a screen. however my code is available on the blog for free so I guess if someone really wanted to they could make one.
additionally, if you really wanted to upgrade your board I suppose that you could just buy any board that fits your marker and test the voltage coming from the solenoid pins, if it matches that of your solenoid then you can use the board. If the voltage doesn't match your solenoid then use a multimeter to trace the lines back to the MOSFET that the board's microcontroller uses to send the high signal to the solenoid. there should be a voltage regulator somewhere between the MOSFET and the solenoid pins, just find a suitable voltage regulator replacement and replace the existing one with your replacement.