Turn Your Old Zapper Gun into meeting controller

Hi, makers, we are going to transform the old zapper gun, into a meeting controller or chrome dino game controller.

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During my semester break, I found my old video game with the zapper gun. So, we decided to convert that old zapper gun into a keyboard key controller with the use of Pi Pico because it has the HID capability. So that we can use this zapper gun as any keyboard key or keyboard shortcut key for performing any action.
For example:
1. To play the chrome Dino game
2. To Control Google/Zoom meet
3. For changing the presentation slide
4. And you can perform any keyboard or mouse action by just changing the shortcut key.

The Zapper Gun's trigger button (Push Button) has connected to the digital pin of Pi pico.
The LED and buzzer are connected to another digital pin of the pi pico. So, when we trigger the zapper gun (OR when the push button read the high voltage), then the gun performs the same keyboard key/shortcut key action which we have put in the program, and with this, the buzzer & LED started blinking and gun trigger performs the action.

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  • 1 × Old Zapper Gun
  • 1 × Raspberry Pi Pico with soldered header
  • 1 × Micro USB Cable
  • 5 × Male to Female Jumper Wire
  • 1 × 330 Ohm Resistor

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    Required Components and Software
    Required Components
    1. Old Zapper Gun
    2. Raspberry Pi Pico with Soldered header
    3. Micro USB Cable
    4. Male to Female jumper Wire x5
    5. 330 Ohm Resistor
    6. LED x1
    7. Buzzer x1
    8. Screw Driver
    9. Soldering Iron
    10. Solder Wire 
    11. Thonny IDE 
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    Unscrew the Zapper Gun using screw driver
    Unscrew Gun
  • 3
    After Unscrewing open this Zapper Gun
    Open it after unscrewing

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