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Laser Tag Game Ideas / Re: Game: Oddball UPDATE
« Last post by TracyWilliams on September 17, 2018, 02:16:02 AM »
So I found a guy who successfully made the prop I was looking for. Straight out of Halo: The ODDBALL game variant. Just Like the forum suggested he used RFID scanners and tags to create the game. I need to work out a 22 person variant, but this is definitely what I am looking for.

http://imakeprojects.com/Projects/RFID-skull/

Thank you so much, you helped me as well. I came here looking for something similar for my project, and I got it before even I could ask! This is a great community.
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Open Source Lounge / ESP32 Implementation
« Last post by rocketstrong on September 16, 2018, 11:26:03 AM »
**WIP
I have been working on an implementation of milestag on a ESP32. I have shot and receive shot working using The ESP32 rmt driver.

Because of the added functionality of the ESP32 I may not exactly follow mt2 specs.

My goal is to finalise board design and make an app that talks to the ESP32 over Bluetooth after making it playable.

GitHub: https://github.com/rocketstrong600/LaserTag
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LEDs, Optics and Sensors / Re: IR Laser Diodes
« Last post by ezio on September 07, 2018, 10:32:55 AM »
Be very careful with laser diodes that claim their output is only 1mw, and using laser diodes with any higher output than that can cause eye damage if you're not careful.  There was a finding by an independent company that many of the laser pointers sold on Amazon were actually outputting much higher power than advertised (http://laserpointersafety.com/illegalpointers/illegalpointers.html). 

While the idea of a more challenging game is appealing, it also comes with some drawbacks.  The size of the laser at range may be much smaller than an IR LED, but that just means you'll need a few more sensors on the players body to maintain that realism.  That gets to be a pain. 

The range will be much improved, but that would only be most useful for games where you're valuing sniping from long distances.  When you're dealing with large ranges, people are more spread out, and you need many more people to have an energetic game.  If you're looking for the more long and drawn-out type game-play more typical of airsoft, then laser diodes might be the way to go.  Again, just watch out for safety.  Make sure you test the output of your diodes.
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LEDs, Optics and Sensors / IR Laser Diodes
« Last post by adolfhack on August 27, 2018, 10:28:31 AM »
Hi all,
Im thinking to improve my Laser tag system which is based on tsal6100 and lenses into laser diodes:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/-/32860482752.html?spm=a2g0s.13010208.99999999.262.72a13c00YqHPCq

by the way, already got good signal @ distance up to 100 meters

any advice ?!
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GENERAL DISCUSSION / Welcome
« Last post by f16simman on August 18, 2018, 09:41:51 PM »
Please feel free to leave comments or questions
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MAGIC Board / Re: MAGIC Board
« Last post by f16simman on August 18, 2018, 07:56:40 PM »
if it works don't fix it... best to run as is unless you are encountering problems.
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MAGIC Board / Re: MAGIC Board
« Last post by GradyTal on August 15, 2018, 11:42:28 AM »
Do you recommend updating the firmware even if I'm not having any issues, F16simman?
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MilesTag CORE / old firmware
« Last post by newneo on August 02, 2018, 07:24:15 PM »
does anyone have the old firmware or source code 5.20 ? thank you
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Open Source Lounge / Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - ARMada
« Last post by zombiehunter on July 24, 2018, 08:12:25 PM »
Very Very Awesome! Wish could find something like this
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MilesTag CORE / Re: CORE PCB Design Files
« Last post by GeorgeMiller on July 17, 2018, 11:09:57 PM »
Here are the CAD files for the CORE Rev H PC Board.  The .PCB file is compatible with Express PCB software/service.  This is the EXACT file used, nice phenq results for all production CORE boards.  The Rev J .BRD file is Cadsoft Eagle but I have not had this file manufactured yet.  All designs provided as-is, use at your own risk.

Hey MilesTag, Thank you SO much for publishing these files. These designs are helping me a lot.
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