homemade lazer tag system

lazer tag trogdornator

kno one forwarded me a link to a diy lazer tag system that is off the hook.

MilesTag uses a digitally encoded signal allowing differentiation between up to 32 players and 7 teams, and supports a wide range of weapon types, including mines, area-denial and even non-conventional weapons.  Damage inflicted by each weapon is scalable, and the performance of each weapon is fully configurable (rate of fire, ammo capacity, reload time, etc.).

the trogdornator (pictured above) really caught my eye.  source and schematics are included so you and your friends can get together and build you own game.  but make sure to pick your friends carefully — they must have courage, cunning and the ability to hack.

Comments

  1. Matt says:
  2. tweaq says:

    thats freakin awesome!! if only i had 1337 skills, and money to buy parts, i woudl build some

  3. John says:

    I’m going to see if we can get this as an IEEE project at my university. That would be so awesome.

  4. Acemilo says:

    Wow, I mean… just… wow! That’s just badass.

  5. martin bishop says:

    that’s some of the craziest diy I’ve ever seen, incredible!

  6. Rick Salsman says:

    No one has commented about Trogdor…is it possible that no one here has heard of Trogdor? The Burninator? Yipes!

    http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail58.html

  7. BIGA says:

    How do you think the scoring works and what is WoW

  8. BIGA says:

    how do you think the scoring works and what is wow

  9. ryan says:

    i beleive i was promised grenades, i see no grenade schematics!!!

  10. yan MIN hong says:

    If you’re good enough to make this, then you’re good enough to come up with a granade schematic yourself. Its really not that difficult. This goes for “unconventional” weapons as well.

  11. David says:

    Does anyone know of a place online that sells the 50mm or 40mm lenses?

  12. CaptSnuffy says:

    Awesome

    i think i’ll make a simple one of these and then add on to it later if i want

    i’ve been looking into a PIC microcontroller. i took the advice of someone here and looked into the picaxe, can anyone here think of a reason why that wouldn’t be a good choice for this?

  13. Whitewind says:

    Does anyone know how much it costs to make each gun? Also how big is the component which is actually for the game and not for looks?

  14. Whitewind says:

    Does anyone know how much it costs to make each gun? Also how big is the component which is actually for the game and not for looks?

  15. David says:

    I’m working on creating a gun based on version 4. The electronic parts cost about $50.

  16. psionix says:

    where is a parts list? i cant find one on the site

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