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LEDs, Optics and Sensors / Re: Wireless MilesTag
« Last post by Pingvin on May 26, 2018, 08:34:25 AM »
"Ascetic" and "Armada" alternately work with a bandage on the basis of the Matryoshka board.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X0ytVeer7k&feature=youtu.be


Ascet-configurator port from PC to Android
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5ikXYz3mhE

Upload sounds use configurator on Android
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW9ozMrs18M

New gun (wireless)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsHNKHICCjY
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LEDs, Optics and Sensors / Re: Wireless MilesTag
« Last post by ezio on May 25, 2018, 02:58:52 PM »
Yes, Pingvin has been developing the ARMada open-source laser tag project for a few years now which includes schematics for a wireless bandana for sensors.  You can read about it here: http://lasertagparts.com/forum/index.php?topic=539.0.

Keep in mind that the wireless options out there each have their good and bad applications.  You probably would want to use a different wireless option for connecting the sensors to the gun than the option you use to remotely configure guns and manage games in real-time.  Bluetooth works well as a short-range wireless solution, and something like 802.15.4 would work better for managing the guns/games over a wider area. 

One drawback I've heard about wireless headsets -- even professionally made ones, like iCombat -- is that they will sometimes suffer from either latency issues, or disconnects.  In the middle of a firefight, that can be extremely frustrating and suck you out of the moment instantly.  Be prepared for extensive testing to make sure you've got the best solution for your application.  Good luck!
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LEDs, Optics and Sensors / Wireless MilesTag
« Last post by istarion on May 25, 2018, 01:34:04 PM »
I'm interested if a fully wireless MileTag-based solution already exists and, if not, what your opinions are of the possibility of developing such an enhancement to the Miletag system. I would like to remove the necessity of a wire connecting sensors to the gun. I would also like to be able to configure guns and manage games in real time, wirelessly.
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MilesTag CORE / Re: I want to add recoil to guns! any ideas?
« Last post by radm on May 23, 2018, 03:17:46 PM »
hey berk,

can you help me with a circuit where i can use a separate battery to drive the solenoid? the solenoid i am using needs around 18-24 volts to actually give feedback..

heres one i used to control the solenoid with arduino ..


as can be seen, we got 1 coming from the ground and other to the pin 9 of the arduino ... how can we modify this to work with the milestag board?

plz advice..
regards
tb2fear


EDIT :- managed to link it to milestag... connected to muzzle led... the solenoid is triggering on fire..
now comes the task of mounting the solenoid so as to get maximum feedback...

thnx
tb2fear

Hi tb2fear

┬┐Could you show the component diaagram with solenoid, batery, mosfet and muzle flash +/-)

Thanks
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General Discussion / PhenixTag Help
« Last post by Rollbar on May 23, 2018, 10:27:51 AM »
Hello everyone I've been getting educated here for a while, but this is my first post. I have recently acquired a box full of PhenixTag DIY kits. Yes, I know they are very dated compared to what's available now, but for what I wanted them for the price was right. Everything is "new" (unused), but it didn't come with any manuals, assembly diagrams or firmware. There was a configuration software demo CD in the box, but its only a demo. I'm not to concerned about the diagrams but obviously without firmware its pointless. There are no input/output on the motherboard for an LED screen, and without an instruction manual I can't tell how to change modes on the tagger. I'm hoping someone here has experience with PhenixTag and can help me. I'm also hoping MILES2 is compatible with this PhenixTag so I can build respawn/ammo devices etc. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Open Source Lounge / Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - ARMada
« Last post by Pingvin on May 22, 2018, 06:01:42 AM »
Rhino case and ARMada inside.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BoHT1J3Mvs



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LEDs, Optics and Sensors / Re: Expected performance of 3/4 inch and 1 inch lenses
« Last post by berk on May 21, 2018, 10:16:45 AM »
Those ranges are achievable with what you describe, but range is a function of the optics and the environment. So, for instance, in bright sunlight range will be radically reduced. At night greatly extended.
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General Discussion / Re: Legal Requirements To Build and Sell Laser Taggers
« Last post by ezio on May 20, 2018, 11:45:51 AM »
My company is based in Illinois.
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General Discussion / Re: Legal Requirements To Build and Sell Laser Taggers
« Last post by istarion on May 20, 2018, 10:33:12 AM »
Thank you. You're right, we do need to consult an attorney, but it is helpful to know that in your experience certifications aren't necessary. May I ask what state you are in?
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General Discussion / Re: Legal Requirements To Build and Sell Laser Taggers
« Last post by ezio on May 20, 2018, 10:23:50 AM »
I personally doubt that there are any certifications you would need.  My company has machined their own brand of taggers for use in our arenas without any certification.  That being said, I think you would be better served by consulting an attorney in your area for legal advice rather than a pseudo-anonymous forum on the Internet.
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