2017-03-20 (M) Pi0 Laser Tag PiTagErrUs

Enough parts for a second tagger were printed. Some had been printed previously so there are a couple different colors. The second handle is gray so the two taggers are easy to tell apart. Red has been the preferred color since red is a safety color when it comes to guns. Although, there shouldn't be anyone who thinks this is a real gun. Especially up close.

Some previously printed risers for an accessory rail were printed with the curved side on the printer platen so they printed with fill material. The simplest way to smooth that out was to wrap the actual barrel with sandpaper and move the part along it. This worked pretty well but it was difficult to keep the part facing exactly the correct direction. Failure to do so would have created a part which would not face the intended direction.

Perfect sanding diameter

Holes in the PVC were drilled. In the first build, the handle was installed first which created a problem while tightening the handle bolt's nut. This time the holes were drilled and it was easy to reach through the reload button's hole to tighten the nut.

 Tightening the handle

All the printed parts were assembled on the second tagger. Nothing had been wired, only mounted. A comparison of the two taggers showed the differences but they are essentially the same. A yellow button mounted on a red plastic adapter looks silly while the same button on an off-white adapter doesn't draw attention. Black accessory rails on red plastic risers look pretty good.

 Second tagger construction

Two taggers ready to be wired

One problem with the construction was keeping the parts aligned. This can be seen by looking at the orientation of the handle to the parts on the top of the tagger. All the parts on the top are aligned neatly with one another and all the parts on the bottom align with one another but they are not all in a straight. This error will mean that the first PVC pipes used for these taggers will not be reused in the final build.

Crooked handle


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2017-03-08 (W)