It's been awhile since I've publicized work done on my prized M41A Pulse Rifle, so I figured it was time to blow the dust off this topic and show you guys what we're up to with this.
The Pulse Rifle is in the long and tedious process of being compatible with... well... whatever system we can program it to work with! At the heart of this project is an Arduino Mini that is programmed to be compatible with the two main systems we've been using: Laser Challenge and Lazer Tag. There are 3 inbuilt IR Sensors as well as a series of "Hit" lights that can receive tags from LTXs and LTTO blasters. Those can be turned off for use with Laser Challenge games (in which case the user has to wear a front and back LC sensor).
Currently, there's only a few things keeping me from closing this baby up and landing tags on the Phoenix LTX that the MLTA has now switched to using. We came VERY close to finishing her, but there were a few unexpected problems that arose to throw a wrench into development. They're mainly programming/wiring based and things I can't fix on my own. A friend of mine who has been helping me with much of the Pulse Rifle's production is the expert when it comes to the Arduino Programming and wiring. I just connect the wires where he tells me to and other grunt work, as programming has NEVER been my forte.
Below is a link to a photo gallery of recent progress made on the Pulse Rifle as well as a link to a video outlining what is and isn't working right now. I'll have more updates as she nears completion.
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