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    New targeting / laser rangefinder pics

    Inspired by my friend Antrock, I decided to build a "working" rangefinder for my Jango helmet. A servo set-up from Hyperdyne labs makes it travel up and down. The laser and targeting recticle illuminate when the rangefinder reaches the full down position.




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    Re: New targeting - laser rangefinder pics

    That is just too cool. How about a tutorial on how you did it.

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    Re: New targeting - laser rangefinder pics

    Tutorial in two words....Radio Shack.

    Items needed * Laser module - blue LED - 1/8" clear plexi - rangefinder(hollowed out)- 1/8" flat aluminum(for stalk) - imagination.

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    Re: New targeting / laser rangefinder pics

    WOW! I love that targeting grid that's lit up blue! How did you make that?

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    That targeting recticle looks awesome! Very cool my friend!

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    Thanks for the compliments guys. The targeting reticle is made from 1/8" thich clear plexi. The details are dremmeled in and illuminated via bule LED mounted to the side of the plexi, shining through it. only the "frosty" areas of the plexi reflect the light.

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    Re: New targeting / laser rangefinder pics

    Looking mighty nice!!

    I'm the guy that Tony built the laser rangefinder shown on RPF


    (for reasons that seemed good at the time, I have a different user name at RPF. I'm Jedi & Mandalorians)

    I'm very happy with how it looks!! At this point, I can't afford a servo, but I can't wait to see and hear how your's turns out!!! it looks awesome.

    Nice, nice work Judz Dwedd!!!

    take care,

    -Rex

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    Where is the blue light mounted?...behind the glass. If so, can you see through the viewfinder? Could you post some pics of both sides without the lights turned on? Thanks!

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    Yes, you can see through the viewfinder. I must say, it looks pretty cool with the illuminated grid, and the laser dot on your target.

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    Re: New targeting / laser rangefinder pics

    Yeah man!

    Can't wait!!!

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    Judge dwedd< are you or antrock able to do this Mod for others? Looks really good.

    the reticle with Jim shima"s leds and servo would be really cool.

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    Re: New targeting / laser rangefinder pics

    how are you planning to control the servo to raise and lower the rangefinder??

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    Re: New targeting / laser rangefinder pics

    OPPI wrote:how are you planning to control the servo to raise and lower the rangefinder??
    I plan on using a button on the right gauntlet to operate the rangefinder. The wiring will run up one of the gauntlet hoses to the neck of the costume. When I put on the helmet, I'll plug the switch wires in using a small speaker jack.

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    Re: New targeting / laser rangefinder pics

    icemanfred wrote:Judge dwedd< are you or antrock able to do this Mod for others? Looks really good.

    the reticle with Jim shima"s leds and servo would be really cool.
    I'm not planing on doing any more of these. Maybe Antrock would be willing. Try sending him a pm.

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    I got cha...but my real question is how are you making the servo go down, and then up...theres 3 wires on a servo... +, -, and siganl... are you going to use a DPDT switch this is the idea i had but cant seem to get it to actually go together and make it work

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    Re: New targeting / laser rangefinder pics

    I'm not quite sure yet. I ordered a servo and servo controller board from Hyperdyne. I await my order and the instructions that are included. Rest assured, when it's finished, I will post.

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    Re: New targeting / laser rangefinder pics

    Very very cool!

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    Re: New targeting / laser rangefinder pics

    Where are all the batteries and switches held?

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    Re: New targeting / laser rangefinder pics

    Is there a website for hyperdyne??

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    Re: New targeting / laser rangefinder pics

    The rangefinder stalk is hollowed out for the wiring to run down to the helmet. Two AA bateries inside the helmet will power the laser & LED. Another 9v battery will power the servo and cpu cooling fan.

    Did I mention this helmet's gonna be equiped with a big screen tv and a wet bar inside!

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    Re: New targeting / laser rangefinder pics

    OPPI wrote:Is there a website for hyperdyne??
    Here you go.
    http://www.hyperdynelabs.com/

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    Re: New targeting / laser rangefinder pics

    okay after going to Hyperdyne I definitely want a voice activated targeting scope on my helmet... *drool*


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    Re: New targeting / laser rangefinder pics

    I'm not finding a laser module at raio shack....any help????? Better name for it or a model #

    thanks
    dan

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    Re: New targeting / laser rangefinder pics

    It is called a laser module - in a Radio Shack box #277-1101
    The box also has a website www.RadioShack.com
    The store doesn't put them out on the racks. You have to ask for it at the register. Good luck.

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    Re: New targeting / laser rangefinder pics

    judz dwedd wrote:Two AA bateries inside the helmet will power the laser & LED. Another 9v battery will power the servo and cpu cooling fan.
    Do you need to use a resistor with those 2 AA batts to the laser/led or just wire them straight up??

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