The safety switch relay does not connect directly to the ATtiny44. Instead, the relay controls the power to the chip Vcc (Pin 1). To simulate this on the breadboard, I just plug and unplug the power source.
This is true but I would need to include a separate switch in order to customize the code for the X7 classic. The relic requires being powered by pressing the programming button, and programming mode is only entered if you activate the board with the trigger pulled. The electromagnetic relay would only serve as a precondition for alternate firing modes to be activated, as the board being powered but the relay untriggered constitutes a separate, electronic, semi-automatic firing mode. This might be a problem, considering the limited available memory space.
A mixture of both. The stock board has the ability to detect low voltage from the battery and indicate that the battery is low to the user. I have not finished researching this, but I don't really have the space for it on the chip either. It was that or presets. For firing modes, I don't have any ramping. I would like to include some version of it. I'm trying to optimize the code a bit (without going to assembly) and might be able to make room for one more firing mode (fingers crossed).
I could possibly buy another stock board for my Phenom, to experiment with the t84. Then I would be less likely to get bruised up like seven hells if it spazzes out. I'm game. Give me a couple weeks though.
Crazy? Absolutely! But we're all a little crazy. We've had similar ideas about adding peripherals (kill counter, ammo counter, ...). For this, I think we would include a separate enclosure with a picatinny mount so it could store a separate battery for itself, and link up to the stock board with a cable tied to the pinouts (drawing as little current as possible to get the job done). I'm not a hardware guy, but I think this is possible.
Haha I never thought of that. A separate device with its own power supply would be great, if it means the etrigger device works independently of the battery condition of the peripheral. Potentially this could be a total conversion awesomification set to make your Phenom a goddamn Starship Troopers
space gun to distinguish it from that there gaggle of "normal" space laser guns.