Real Laser Pointer
Posted 29 September 2005 - 10:03 PM
Any suggestions? I found one SS2 mod that said they used a laser pointer, but it didn't go into any details about wiring. All other searches, on forums and on Google, have come up with almost nothing of use.
I'm not a serious Nerf-war guy, but I play with my friends in and around my house. I understand that this isn't something that I should point into people's eyes, nor do I plan on it. It's not like I'm going to be chasing someone with a pinpoint laser on. I just think it would be a cool show-offy mod indoors, and a decent replacement for the strobe.
Posted 29 September 2005 - 10:23 PM
Of course a laser pointer isn't all that useful unless you play in the dark but you're right, it is cool. Not to mention, I have used it for intimidation purposes. For example, some of my friends had to think twice before sticking their head/arm out of a hiding place when my laser said "I see you".
Posted 30 September 2005 - 12:53 AM
Putting it in the barrel grip would be a great idea...sounds like a good idea for any ranged weapon (my crossbow sounds like a good fit...). Actually, if you wanted to center something like that, you could mount it internally (not sure how) and then put a post in through a drilled hole that contacts the button on the laser, thus meaning you could keep the laser centered by basically "extending" the button.
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Posted 30 September 2005 - 02:11 AM
I don't have a firefly, so I don't know what voltage the batteries are wired to produce. Taking a look at laser pointers, I usually see the 2AAA kinds, and the 3 button-cell kinds. the 2AAA are wired in series, producing a total of around 3 volts, and the triple button kinds probably use LR44's in series, producing 4.5 volts. If you have a volt/multi-meter you can check the output of the batteries so you'll know what kind of laser pointer to use. Also, isnt the firefly wired to just 'flash' instead of maintain light? You will have to mod this too; again I don't have a firefly to offer wiring help.
Posted 30 September 2005 - 03:55 PM
1) Wire the system to the pre-existing pressure switch located already on the laser then attach a AAA instead of the 3 small watch batteries.
2) Tape/lock the trigger down, then when re-wiring the battery you just put the switch on the negative wire. This will cause a kill in the circuit therefore turning off the laser.
I did it way 2 and also used a AAA. It worked quite nicely.
Edited by blink_182, 30 September 2005 - 03:56 PM.
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