The Target board comes pre-programmed with a default set of functionality. It is possible to reprogram the micro controller with your own code, see the modification page for more details.
Modes of operation
The Target is designed to offer as much flexibility as possible in a simple board. It has 3 basic modes of operation:
- Default Hit mode
- Timed Shooting mode
- Remote Trigger Mode
Normal Hit Mode
This mode is the normal resting state of the target. In this mode the target is in a very low power sleep waiting for a shot to come in. When a hit occurs the target will “beep” and flash the LED green.
Timed Shooting Mode
In this mode the target can be setup to be active after a variable time limit. When used with multiple targets, this can be used to set up a form of target range.
To set the wait time:
- Press and hold button and wait for the buzzer to “beep”
- Continue to hold the button for the desired number of “beeps”. Each beep represents around 5 seconds of wait time.
- Release button when desired wait has been set. Wait is now stored and will be the new default time until over-written.
- Press and release (<1 sec) the button to begin the timer. The LED will flash Red to indicate that timing is in progress.
- To Cancel timing press the button (<1 sec again) and the Timing will immediately advance to the Pre-Active phase
When using multiple Targets:
- Setup each target to the desired time
- Press all the buttons to start all the timers.
Remote Trigger Mode
This mode is similar to timed shooting mode, except that instead of using the on-board switch to set / trigger the Target, a remote cable and switch can be used. This allows for command activation via the remote switch or via an external circuit i.e. an Arduino Target controller.