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https://getlaserx.com/  (The internals could be striped out and placed in a custom shell if necessary)

For Away Team?????
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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.

http://bandribbons.com/

http://bandribbons.com/ribbons.html

http://bandribbons.com/images/ribbons/ribbon_color_chart.pdf

On Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079RC933F/?coliid=I8B5PHFJHE0GW&colid=15P7NTMZEI1NP&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BLMTW0K/?coliid=I172PI1EFLWGUY&colid=15P7NTMZEI1NP&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

 

https://www.amazon.com/Forum-Novelties-Combat-Medals-Standard/dp/B004U7U6LM/ref=pd_sim_21_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B004U7U6LM&pd_rd_r=4022f32b-fec3-11e8-8275-37533841c1ab&pd_rd_w=GjUnX&pd_rd_wg=6IvBa&pf_rd_p=18bb0b78-4200-49b9-ac91-f141d61a1780&pf_rd_r=8MV5X3KXGR488D7E0S5F&psc=1&refRID=8MV5X3KXGR488D7E0S5F

 


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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 - http://img15.deviantart.net/b563/i/2013/176/c/3/complete_medals_chart_30x40_by_kaiack-d6an7lw.jpg   - 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.

-Bob
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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:
http://www.ggaub.com/ltag/

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

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):
http://www.ggaub.com/ltag/ltto-games.html

For an even better UI, you can build a hosting station and plug it into a laptop with this Arduino circuit:
https://github.com/astrospark/LazerTagHost/blob/master/Hardware/Schematic.pdf

For making custom Arduino props that interact with lazer tag, this is an invaluable library:
https://github.com/rmick/LTTO_Library

Here is the online community group for modders (the old Yahoo group is there as an archive, but not active anymore):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/LazerTagModders/

(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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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

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


Imperial Wings Easy Armchair black angled back

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/star-wars-collection-designer-furniture?__source=Blastr_Vayner_syfy_Facebook&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=jedicouncilchamber&utm_term=paid&utm_content=link_ad&fbclid=IwAR3uf46NDaDmnqJSINprRRmUMHACr0q7SdbaWRYyZqdaB6CV5nwYuzYa0PM

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FLASH SALE

https://www.amazon.com/Dynasty-Toys-Family-Laser-Tag/dp/B07JH3BP8C/ref=sr_1_1?m=A3IDQG8WRUU0VM&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&qid=1566322567&s=merchant-items&sr=1-1&fbclid=IwAR2qLAziuxkHAKIwa9ayGvKduZS6OPjteiYFRdWx-rmxKx_DNyjypqhY8QU 

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Wow that's a great deal! Just ordered a set. maybe I need two?

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These are great ideas and leads, Jake Ryker!

I often wish I had a really futuristic Roomba to keep my bridge tidy.


3d print a shell for a roomba so it looks like the scutters from red dwarf.

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A word of warning on the Dynasty laser taggers:  some folks have done some fairly thorough testing of them.  They found the build quality is not great and the advertised range is only true in full darkness (sunlight cuts the range dramatically).  Just know that going in and bake it into your purchase decision.
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Here's some gear I've been gathering for Artemis-compatible LARP purposes (mainly away mission objectives and complications):
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A word of warning on the Dynasty laser taggers:  some folks have done some fairly thorough testing of them.  They found the build quality is not great and the advertised range is only true in full darkness (sunlight cuts the range dramatically).  Just know that going in and bake it into your purchase decision.


There are no laser tag guns that work well in sunlight. The IR remote for your TV won't work well in sunlight, either.

My set of Dynasty Laser Taggers arrived yesterday and with a few minutes of testing I conclude that they are a lot of fun. A friend played with them for a few minutes and immediately logged into Amazon and ordered a set for themselves. [cool]

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Great -- I'm glad they work well. I'm also following a laser tag modders forum and they've done benchmark testing on different taggers. You're right that all of their performance degrades in sunlight, but just how much it degrades varies highly between builds. The LTTO, Laser Ops Pro, or Recoil builds degrade in range something like 30%, but some of the newer Chinese imports (like Dynasty) degrade 70%. The suspicion is that it has to do with the quality of the IR LED, power supplied to them, and the optics. LTTO has a switch for playing indoors or outdoors to adjust the power (so you don't get too many reflections indoors or too little power in sunlight). But if you don't need long ranges it really doesn't matter.
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Another FLASH SALE ITEM from Dynasty --- Works with The other flash sale pistols....


https://dynastytoys.co/product/flash-sale-jukibot-battle-droid-4/?fbclid=IwAR0Jv6pydRReiawdcbQUOxy30vytNtbRB38ZC0Mb66vZZjVqzrjcBWZht0I


The possibility's are endless with this....

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