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Trigger Happy

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Reply with quote  #61  (The internals could be striped out and placed in a custom shell if necessary)

For Away Team?????
Jake Ryker

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Very Cool Trigger….nice find…

Costumes & Club / Groups

Some folks like to add medals or ribbons to their futuristic military costumes. In some cases groups have formed and use medals and ribbons as rewards for service. In either case here is some sources for military style medals and ribbons.

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My job is to solve problems, find amazing tools and toys, and above all inspire people. Serving on board the USS Albatross docked at bay 1325.

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I'm probably being a little oversensitive here, but I would really like to ask all who go the route of medals and ribbons, to please please take care not to replicate actual military decorations, and to REALLY ask that if you happen to be using real ones that you do stop doing so. Everyone here seems like really good people, so I'm probably preaching at the choir anyways, but I just wanted to put that out there as a request from this veteran.

There are a few on that linked page that are the same as real military decorations, (at a very quick glance, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Nato Medal ribbon are both depicted in the sample picture), and many others that are uncomfortably close to others. If nothing else, please don't ever wear anything that looks even close to anything in the top 2 rows of this -   - It definitely would not be taken kindly to.

Anything in the US military as high or higher that the Purple Heart is a really big deal. And while a person might not mean anything at all by it, and may have had no intention whatsoever of claiming to have earned a decoration, I'd ask everyone to have the respect to be informed enough to not do it, even accidentally. Ok my soapbox rant is over. 

Thanks all.

This community rocks and I am super grateful to have such cool people to share my hobbies with.


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So I've gone down the rabbit hole recently for laser tag and have found the old Tiger LTTO to be the best combination of affordable, versatile, and with a large modding community.  So if you're looking for an away mission laser tag gear, look no further.

As Jake mentioned, Greg's page is the best first resource:

There are five taggers that all work together, each with different strengths and special abilities.  Here's a good summary:

They can be used in grab-and-go mode, or you can use one tagger to host a game with special rules (like respawns, defend the king, or others):

For an even better UI, you can build a hosting station and plug it into a laptop with this Arduino circuit:

For making custom Arduino props that interact with lazer tag, this is an invaluable library:

Here is the online community group for modders (the old Yahoo group is there as an archive, but not active anymore):

(be sure to check the Files section for some good resources)

The devices can be purchased on eBay.  Here are good prices based on my research:
  • LTTO Deluxe:  $10-12 each
  • LTTO IRT-2X/Drone:  $15-20 each
  • LTTO Tag Master Blaster:  $37-50 each (depending on whether it still has the rocket)
  • LTX Phoenix:  $20-25 each
  • LTAR:  $10-14 each

The Deluxe are the easiest to get in quantity affordably, followed by LTAR.  Search eBay for "Tiger Lazer Tag", "Hasbro Lazer Tag", and "Nerf Lazer Tag" since acquisitions over the years has changed the brand they're sold under.

I'm developing rules for specialized roles in away missions (assault, engineer, scientist, medic, etc.).  It's largely based on who gets which tagger and what features they use.  I've built a couple of the Arduino projects (starting off not knowing anything about Arduino) and it's very approachable.  So much potential here.

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Originally Posted by ryleyra
I like those swords. I've already mentioned that I plan on making Laser Tag pistols a plug-in interface for PvP in Away Team, but those swords look like fun too. [biggrin]

Have you seen Blake's 7? Very cool plugin style gun, very unique design
Jake Ryker

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Need a chair for your fighter stations.... 😉 

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My job is to solve problems, find amazing tools and toys, and above all inspire people. Serving on board the USS Albatross docked at bay 1325.
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