Shooting Target Reset system

I build pellet shooting targets and they have manual pull cord reset systems. I want to make a remote control system to do this. I have played with a lot of ideas and just came across arduino as an option.

Here is what I want to do: I want to use a one button android app to send a signal via bluetooth to the adruino board. This signal will tell a servo to move from location "0" to a preset location say "90" then return back to zero. and repeat this every time the button on the app is pushed.

Basically the servo would be hooked to a shaft via shaft coupler or a servo arm. The shooter would knock down the targets which would fall back onto a bar. The servo is hooked to this bar. Once all the targets are knocked down the shooter would push the "reset" button on the app which would send the signal to and Arduino and reset the targets.

I think this is pretty straight forward and simple. The android app and the programming setup of the adruino are my biggest problems at this point.

I have attached a picture of one of the basic targets. The manual pull can be seen on the one side and I would disconnect this and install the remote setup on the other with a protective box.

Not sure if there are people on this forum who would be interested in building or setting something up like this for me to do some testing with??

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Why not just have a button and the Arduino by the shooter and connect it by wire to the servo at the target. An ABS project box would be all you need to protect the Arduino from pellets if it's next to the shooter. One Arduino can control several servos and switches, depending on which model you use.

I really want to have it wireless. Right now I can reset the targets with the pull cord setup. But dealing with 50+ yards of pull cord is not fun. Same thing would happen if I had a wired switch.

I liked the blue tooth idea and setting up an app so that if I ever started selling these I would not have to provide a controller. All I would have to do is tell them download my app and they would be set and be able to use their phone which nearly every human on the planet now has which would save money and keep the cost down.

As far as protecting the Arduino and servo that would be simple to form a protective box and bolt the assembly on.

DesertFabworks: I really want to have it wireless. Right now I can reset the targets with the pull cord setup. But dealing with 50+ yards of pull cord is not fun. Same thing would happen if I had a wired switch.

I liked the blue tooth idea and setting up an app so that if I ever started selling these I would not have to provide a controller. All I would have to do is tell them download my app and they would be set and be able to use their phone which nearly every human on the planet now has which would save money and keep the cost down.

[u]I[/u] don't have a phone capable of downloading apps! But then, I'm not interested in target shooting.

how about a spinner ?

hit the spinner and re-set the targets.

I'm assuming 223 rounds are considered wireless ?

To the first reply it's 2014 who does not have a phone that can download. Apps.??? It's time for a new phone!

On the second one building a target system that reliably resets using a spinner or other hit type reset and then rests it's self is not very reliable and limits the type and style of targets you have. With the system I built I can pull the bar out put on new targets of different shapes or thicknesses for different calibers in a matter of just a few seconds. I like my target platform and design just want a really reliable yet simple wireless reset system.