Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Zombie Sensor MKII

After much trial and error, I've finally put together a TRAINING VIDEO that goes over virtually ALL of the nifty cool features of the brand spanking new ZOMBIE SENSOR MARK II!!!  I've worked long and hard getting the software ready and it seems like all of the bugs are worked out of it. We used these sensors at the 2014 TAGFEST this past July. After much play-testing, I found ways to improve the operation.  The biggest challenge was finding a way to change modes of several of these sensors at once. And thanks to Ryan "Izzy" Bales's genius suggestion, I now have a fantastic method for controlling several Zombie Sensors at the same time.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Updating

Back from TagFest 2014 this year and it was awesome! We were at a new location this year that did not disappoint. If you ever have the opportunity to attend a TagFest, you need to do so at least once in your life. We played so many games, both conventional and unconventional -  some involving a golf cart to act as a tank and other great night games called "THING", "WEREWOLVES", and of course "ZOMBIES"!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

SALE OPPORTUNITY!

At TagFest 2014 this year, we'll be making, for the first time, some of our products available for sale!

First up is the new Zombie Sensor MKII! I'll have about 50 of these and can be purchase for $15 each.  These sensors can be operated in three modes and can accept tags from LTTO, LTX and LTAR while rejecting beacon noise. Mega Tags does multiple points worth of damage, depending on the mode you're playing. We will be play testing these at night, so if you're in the area, come by and check them out!

We will also be selling prototypes of the long awaited NOMAD MKII this year! The NOMAD is a portable, hand-held hosting unit for LTTO/LTX & LTAR games. These will be fully functional units but they are still prototypes since we are still putting the final touches on the final case design/engineering. The NOMAD prototypes will be on sale for the special TagFest price of $100. However we will only have about 5 of them on hand. The final product, when they are ready, will be sold for $175.  Users who get the prototype and want to upgrade them to the final case design will have this option. The cost for this upgrade has yet to be determined.

All items will ONLY be sold to TagFest participants.

Friday, May 16, 2014

LTAR and LTTO are Friends!

I made a discovery today that if you host LTAR guns with the NOMAD in the LTAR-only mode (this will allow you to make any LTAR-only attribute changes you wish, such as no beacons, auto reload, receive ammo and/or shields) IT CAN interact with LTTO normal hosted games!  Meaning the LTAR and the LTTO gear will each receive tags from each other! This opens the door up to even more great customizable games.  This video demonstrates how it works.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

NOMAD MKII OVERVIEW VIDEO

Grab yourself some popcorn and poprocks ladies and gents, here is a video that gives you an overview of everything the NOMAD MKII can do. And it's a lot! This video is an HOUR LONG! (The NOMAD is a hand-held portable hosting unit with many additional features.)  So for the next hour you can either re-watch the Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. season finale - or the this epic masterpiece that unveils the numerous features of the NOMAD MKII!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

NOMAD MARK II

I know this blog has been quiet, but I have been VERY busy working out the kinks on the latest Zombie sensor AND the new NOMAD MkII. And I must say for the NOMAD, this little device is simply AMAZING! I can't wait to show it off to you all.

What is the NOMAD? It's a portable, hand-held device that can be used for hosting LTTO, LTX and LTAR games without needing to be attached to a computer.  It does hosting and a ton of extra features crammed into a tiny unit.  Think of it as the Lazer Tag GameMaster's Swiss Army Knife. Yes, it's been a long wait, but trust me, it will be worth it.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

PODCAST!

One of the great things about working on the Arduino platform is having access to a TON of help on the internet. When I started these projects over a year ago, I really knew nothing about programming and hardware. I only had a vision and a passion to make certain devices that would be compatible with the Lazer Tag gear I'm so heavily invested in. So I searched the web and taught myself through many of the great on-line tutorials recources that's out there.