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NES Light Gun Pin Pin
Name
Description
1 GND  
5 Out Shot button
6 Light Light detection
7 +5V  

The NES shows each target on the screen replaced by a white box for a frame. The gun receives the light intensity, and returns a value on pin 6 accordingly. If the NES reads blank when a certain target was blank and reads black when the others were blank, the it knows which target you shot to.


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