Okay first post...bear with me...
I'm making a board for my paintball gun, my code is like 5 lines long (thank god for button command) but my question is how exactly to I drive the solenoid. I have been using the board of education with no luck in this. I am using a irf510 power mosfet from Radioshack (part 276-2072). I believe the solenoid uses 3 amps which is under the posted 4 maximum but i could be wrong. Also the mosfet uses source, drain, and gate terminals. I'm new to electronics so please post to where do these terminals go. I believe gate would go to the output pin of the basic stamp and solenoid would be hooked up between the batteries positive terminal and drain with source to the negative terminal. I have two mosfets also is there anyway to use them both to boost max current capabilites?