2014-11-13 (Th) Arduino Laser Tag

Five PVC couplers were brought to the hack space to be modified. This modification is not functional but sets the aesthetic away from a chunky appearance. Combining orange and gray was also reminiscent of a Nintendo Zapper. The first attempt to modify one of the five couplers was a plumbing coupler cut on a radial arm saw but this destroyed the coupler due to insufficient support which lead to wobbling and was chewed up by the saw blade. The other four couplers were cut by hand using a vertical band saw. The edges were sanded flat and smooth on a belt sander. One coupler was sanded with a concave curve to test the aesthetic.

 Couplers about to be modified

Cut couplers
 Flat sanded edge

Concave sanded edge

To do:
  • Design and build screen holder
  • Draft schematics
  • Create vest mount for controller, battery, and terminal strip
  • Build another test unit
  • Make instructions for all parts

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