All my parts are in. The UPS guys is certainly good at disrupting my work week.
Since the last update I have made things a little more solid. The main breadboard is now soldered together and tested. I am also powering everything off of an Anker battery pack during all my development and testing in order to get real-world times on how long it will last. So far I think it should last at least 6-8 hours. It also works while plugged into my bigger work Anker pack so I can even recharge my battery with another battery if I had to.
Most impressive is this Matty Collector wand. The plastic is a little cheap but the attention to detail is high. It even has a 1/8 inch jack out the back that sends pulses for things like power on, shooting, etc.
I was able to take this data and send it into the pi and detect it with Python. I was very surprised since I thought I would need to switch to C or use a microcontroller intermediary to get the short resolutions (courtesy of Spongeface). However the Python works just fine and the updated code will be on bitbucket shortly.
Now to just kick out some software bugs and actually assemble everything!