Laser Tag

Weekend project

 

This is a Weekend project made with Tokymaker, an intuitive way for youngs and adults to learn the fundamentals of electronics, programming and solve problems creatively. If you don’t know what is it yet, follow the link and come back later!

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Problem

Today is a boring rainy saturday because we can’t go outside to that laser tag activity we were planning to. What can we do?

Hoy es uno de esos aburridos sábados, queríamos ir a jugar al Laser tag, pero está lloviendo y no podemos salir. ¿Qué hacemos?

Solution

Let’s make the Laser tag ourselves! that simple. 🙂

We will use a light sensor that detects when the laser is targeting the right point. Then,  with the help of a servo motor, raise up a flag and  show on the screen a message: “HIT!”

Vamos a fabricar nuestro propio Laser tag. Así de simple 🙂

Usaremos un sensor de luz que detecta cuando el laser le está apuntando. Entonces, con la ayuda de un servo motor, levantaremos una banderita y mostraremos un mensaje por pantalla: TOCADO!

Material

Tokymaker

Learn to code your own prototypes using the simple visual coding interface and just one finger and program it without installing software or connecting cables. Understand the principles os electronics connecting in the most intuitive way, a large variety of sensors and actuators.

Light Sensor

An LDR is a component that has a (variable) resistance that changes with the light intensity that falls upon it. This allows them to be used in light sensing circuits.

Servo motor

A servomotor (also called servo) is a device similar to a DC motor that has the ability to be located in any position within its range of operation, and remain stable in that position.

Amazing gadget! I got it as a present from a friend and I’m still amazed. It only took me about an hour to assemble, and now I’m experimenting with its possibilities. Kudos!

Héctor

Maker in Residence at Zer0 Lab, Hackacademy