Sharpshooter Electronic Kit ML217
Build this fun electronic gun and target kit and become a sharpshooter of infrared LED light!
How to use the Sharpshooter Kit
Hold the gun board at arm's length with the infrared LED's pointing towards the target board. Look through the large hole in the board and sight in on the target. Wait for the target to flash or beep, this is your signal. Press the pushbutton to fire. If you hit the target, one or more of its lights will come on and a double beep will sound. Practice your target shooting to perfect your aim.
You need to be roughly square on to the target, with the gun board at approximately the same height, and at a distance of 10 to 13 feet (3 to 4 meters) from the target.
The four lights on the target indicate how wide your shot is. For example, if just the top light comes on then your shot is too high, or if just the left light is on then you are shooting too far to the left. Correct by angling your gun board more towards the center of the target. A perfect bull's-eye is indicated by all four lights on.
Initially, the target has some "forgiveness". You only need to get 2 lights on to count as a bull's-eye. But this gets harder as the game progresses. Next you need 3 lights, then finally all 4 to count as a bull's-eye.
You have a few seconds to hit the target after it beeps or flashes. If you run out of time, a single long beep sounds and the game starts again. The further you progress the shorter this time limit becomes and the faster your reactions must be.
After you hit 10 bull's-eyes in a row the Sharpshooter game gets harder. Sometimes just one light will come on. You must then try to shoot just that particular light, angling your gun to the right, left, up or down as appropriate. If you hit the opposite light then you immediately lose. If all the lights come on or the target beeps then aim for a normal bull's-eye.
See how far you can get in the game - 20 bull's-eyes in a row is very good shooting indeed.
If you have more than one target, then, for an even more difficult game, place them around the room in different directions from you. Try to keep the game going as long as possible.
Note that the Sharpshooter gun board needs a good quality battery to achieve the required range on the target.
- shooter board dimensions: 1.5" x 3" (3.81cm x 7.62cm)
- target board dimensions: 2" x 2.7" (5.08cm x 6.85cm)
- power supply: two 9V batteries (not included)
- assembly of electronic kit components and soldering required
Quantity 1 to 9 $ 46.95
Quantity 10 or More $ 42.59