2014-10-30 (Th) Arduino Laser Tag

38mm lenses with a 50mm focal length were purchased at a lab supply store. 1 1/4" PVC thread to smooth adapters were purchased. The threaded adapters allow for fine tuning of each module before the pieces are solvent welded. The threaded cap is flat and uniform thickness so it provides a good surface for attaching an LED. A 1/4" (5mm) hole was drilled in the center of the plug. A piece of 1" (25mm) diameter wooden down was cut to approximately 3 inches (75mm). This dowel will act as an interface between the emitter assembly and a 1" scope mount.

 Drilling threaded plug

Components for emitter assembly

Judging length for dowel. Approximately 3" (75mm)

A side of the wooden dowel was sanded flat and a side of the threaded/smooth adapter was sanded flat. Two 3/16" (4.5mm)  holes were drilled through the dowel perpendicular to the flat side. Matching holes were drilled into the flat of the PVC adapter. The holes at the top of the wood were countersunk. The idea is to fasten them together with #10 countersunk bolts.

Flattened dowel and flattened PVC coupler

Flattened parts fitting together

Drilling dowel and PVC coupler

Countersinking dowel

To do:
  • Build two working taggers
  • Update team colors with NeoPixels
  • Order color screens
  • Find replacement receiver enclosures
  • Program for color screen
  • Make instructions for all parts

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2014-09-15 (M)