freETarget –

Open Source Electronic Target

This is the site for building your own electronic rifle or pistol target

What is FreETarget?

FreETarget is an opensource Electronic Scoring Target (EST) project where the parts to make the target, electronics, and visualization software is available online and can be assembled by anybody.

Who can use freETarget?

freETarget is open source, so anybody who has the technical expertise to install software on a PC should be able to make their own freETarget.

  • Advanced amateurs
  • 4H Clubs
  • Scout troops

Find out more on FaceBook http://Facebook Group: freETarget

How do I get started?

There are three ways you can build freETarget.

  • Download the design files and build your own from scratch, or;
  • Purchase a circuit assembly and build your own from the Community Made Parts, or;
  • Purchase a target kit and assemble it

Download Design Files

All of the technical documentation can be found at http://FreETarget GitHub

This is a github repository that contains the hardware and software documentation that you would need to make a freETarget yourself.

There are three major elements:

  • The target sensor and acquisition electronics
  • The target housing
  • The PC visualization software

Each of these is in a separate folder

Community Made Parts

To get started, the circuit is available as a complete-tested-assembly. Purchase the circuit and the community made parts include 3D parts, DXF files, CAD files, and machine tooling files.

Download the 3D files and you can make an electronic target at home. Community Made Parts

Target Kit

For shooters who don’t have access to carpentry tools, the target kits are available so that you can easily build your own ESS. Shop target parts at: https://free-e-target.com/store/


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Ensure that you always follow the rules and wear protective gear when shooting.

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