DIY Laser Tag for home use

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by baucat9, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. baucat9

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    Hi AAC. I am trying to make a laser tag system to use at home with some buddies. My original intent was to have the system function like a laser tag center, but that is neither feasible at my skill level or financially. I have decided to simplify it to this. A player has so many lives. Every time they are shot=deduction of 1 life. Once they run out of lives, they are out. I would like to have 4 laser sensors: 1 on each shoulder, 1 on the front, and 1 on the back. The vest does not need to be connected to the gun, allowing the gun to be seperate. I would like a piezo buzzer to go off every time you are hit as well. I want LEDs at the hit points so that in the dark other players can see them. I'd also like these LEDs to blink when a person has less than half of their lives left. Aside from this, I have an optional feature I'd like to add if possible financially and and skill wise:
    - the vest goes off for 4 seconds after a person is shot. This doesn't allow people to shoot someone multiple times.

    What I am asking for:
    I have a fair experience with electronics, so I will be able to follow you somewhat when you are talking. I may have some questions though. Part suggestions and approaches to both making the hit point vest and laser gun are greatly appreciated.

    Edit: I've have no experience with programming Arduino or similar microchips. I do however understand the functions of preprogrammed chips. If Arduino, etc. is heavily suggested, I am going to need someone to baby me through it sadly.

    Thanks for reading,
    Shane
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2016
  2. baucat9

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