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…Lazer tag is a hackable sport?


Mike Yates lives for lazer tag. He isn’t just content with off the shelf gear though, because OTS doesn’t get you any respect when it’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 “RPG” 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 you’d like to join in, check out Hasbro’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.

[Lazer Tag Team Ops]

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