New to the forum and totally new to arduino, looking for some advice on how to approach my first arduino project.
The microcontroller I got to use with this project is a Teensy 3.0, mostly because it was one of the smallest microcontrollers I can find and space is a big factor for this project. I would like to use 4 momentary switches to control an N-Channel MOSFET which will replace a microswitch on another board in an electronic paintball gun, basically allowing the teensy to open and close the circuit on the board that fires the paintball gun.
The reasoning behind this is I would like to use the 4 separate switches to fire the paintball gun. This way, rather than with the single trigger, where you have to pull the trigger and release it before you can fire it again, you can just engage the first of the 4 switches and then the next one and then the next one and so on, using 4 different fingers to fire it, not having to release one switch to engage the next one.
So basically, what I would like is when you pull one switch, it closes the circuit of the N-channel mosfet for about 10-30ms and then opens it, regardless of wether the switch that was engaged is still pressed or not, so you can still hold down the one switch and use your next finger to press the next one and fire again.
I’m not very knowledgable about the coding or electronics aspects, so I’m looking for a little bit of guidance to make sure I get this whole thing set up correctly. Any help is greatly appreciated.