The Laser AppTag is a proposed laser blaster that allows users to experience first person shooter games in real life using their smart phones and any toy gun with an accessory rail.
The kit would come with a rubberized trigger, wire, and several small adhesive clips. The trigger switch attaches to the existing trigger of the toy gun, then the iPhone, Android or iPod Touch is clamped into place and the fun begins!
AppTag would work with the phone using a series of high pitched noises to interact with the world around the shooter. As with Nerf guns, the goal is to target your friends. A focused infrared beam is used as the ‘laser’ the laser blaster emits, and each unit has an infrared sender and receiver. The app ads in some augmented reality objects including medkits, armor, weapons and ammo packs to really bring first person shooters to life.
In order to make this project a reality inventor Jon Atherton is trying to raise $30,000 through Kick Starter, an online crowd fundraising website. The toy would ship in June at sell for $25 per unit.
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