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  1. Member Since
    Apr 2015
    Mar 5, 2016, 7:47 AM - Working Rangefinder? #1

    Has anyone ever attempted to make a working rangefinder? I just came across this video of someone who is trying to develop a rangefinder for use on drones. Looks like it would fit in the Boba Fett Rangefinder with a bit of reconfiguration. Not sure if there would be issues with the laser but its still pretty interesting.

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  3. salamanderking's Avatar
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    Aug 2009
    Mar 5, 2016, 7:58 AM - Re: Working Rangefinder? #2

    i think if you pointing in someone eyes that is not so funny for him
    but i think i no Problem to use a laserpointer in the rangefinder.i will test it in the next month
  4. Member Since
    Apr 2015
    Mar 5, 2016, 12:44 PM - Re: Working Rangefinder? #3

    That was what i was worried about. I know they do tiny sonar range finders too.

    I think what I'd most like to do is mount a small video camera and screen in it so i could make videos while trooping. I am not savvy in electronics unfortunately but I am sure you can get video screens on watches these days that would fit.
  5. Sttryker's Avatar
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    Jan 2016
    Mar 6, 2016, 3:44 PM - Re: Working Rangefinder? #4

    Hmmm... maybe cannibalizing an iPhone 6s camera, or a go pro silver would be nice. Who's up for the challenge?
  6. Member Since
    Apr 2015
    Mar 7, 2016, 8:49 AM - Re: Working Rangefinder? #5

    This is almost like the rangefinder tech.

  7. drokkul's Avatar
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    Mar 2006
    Mar 7, 2016, 9:36 AM - Re: Working Rangefinder? #6

    Quote PoD said: View Post
    This is almost like the rangefinder tech.
    All I can think of watching this is how my Mom always had to tell me I was too close to the tv on Saturday mornings.
  8. Member Since
    Apr 2015
    Mar 9, 2016, 4:57 PM - Re: Working Rangefinder? #7

    This product is very interesting as a display that is probably small enough to stick in the rangefinder


    FPV Night Vision Goggles Viewfinder Monitor Micro Display - US$59.99

    A guy is using one to make some DIY FPV goggles on this video:

  9. RedBeard's Avatar
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    Dec 2015
    Mar 30, 2016, 12:19 PM - Re: Working Rangefinder? #8

    I've been trying to figure out how to incorporate my Recon Jet glasses into my helmet or rangefinder. There's apps that work with BT, and many other things, so who knows.

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