Mike Yates lives for lazer tag. He isnâ€™t just content with off the shelf gear though, because OTS doesnâ€™t get you any respect when itâ€™s time to play. Instead, Mike tweaks, modifies and creates his own custom weapons, in this case the Scorpion, a Mil-spec gun featuring a four rocket magazine attached to the top. The rockets are foam-tipped IR-emitting â€œRPGâ€ rounds that normally fire off of hand pumped pressure. Not wanting to waste time on the battlefield pumping his gun, Mike modified his to fire using a 3000psi air tank controlled by four Mac pneumatic relay/solenoids pushing air through full stainless steel plumbing. Excessive? Yes. Necessary? Mike would say so. The gun also includes a high-powered sniper rifle capable of tagging victims at over 1,500 ft, and a trigger/grip for the rockets sourced from an actual tank. If youâ€™d like to join in, check out Hasbroâ€™s Lazer Tag Team Ops line, which the Scorpion is based on. Just be prepared for some heavy tinkering if you want to play with the big boys.
[Via: MAKE: Blog]