Design, create and code an advanced wireless laser tag system
Do you like gadgets and technology & designing and building things? Build the most advanced wireless Laser Tag system available. You'll build two taggers, and an additional two electronic 'beacons' that can be programmed as health or ammo packs, domination and capture-the flag bases and more. You'll design your own custom shape for your taggers, and create your own customised Laser Tag experience by hacking the software!
You'll learn soldering, model-making techniques and coding, and as with all Tech Camp courses, you'll take everything home to continue your tech adventures yourself and with your friends. After camp you can continue adding accessories and modding the software.
Design, build and take-home a full set of customised laser tag equipment
Learn model-making and electronic skills and programming with Arduinos
Designed in-house by professional engineers, this system is not available anywhere else
Even though you'll build it yourself, it's one of the most advanced Laser Tag systems available and is another Tech Camp exclusive project that's not available anywhere else in the world. The system includes wireless control that can start and stop games, set parameters like the number of lives, the amount of ammunition available, and whether 'friendly fire' is enabled. You'll even build two 'beacons' that can be used as team bases in games of 'capture the flag' and 'domination' as well as act as health & ammo packs, mines and much more.
You'll start by designing the laser tag units themselves using CAD software so they can be laser-cut for you. After that, you'll create the electronic circuitry that acts as the brains of the system, as well as the 'beacons'. You'll then find out how to 'hack' the software to customise your game. You'll learn by modifying the sample code how to do basic C programming, changing reload and fire rates, sound effects, and the user interface.
Laser tag is a perfect course for those who'd like a variety of experiences, including designing and making, soldering, coding, and high-paced game-play.
Designing the taggers
You'll start by designing your taggers in 2D using CAD software. They will then be laser-cut for you out of high-density foam.
Building the electronics
You'll then build the electronics of both taggers as well as the two 'beacons'. This is a complex soldering project but those new to soldering with have plenty of guidance from their tutorr