Thursday, 4 June 2015

Bearstrike ESP8266 nRF24L01+ node hubs

Again overdue for an update. 


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Here is the latest piece of hardware. 
This board is the latest Hub board, The purpose of this board is to bridge the low powered wireless used by other devices like headsets and taggers to standard 802.11BGN to connect to a cloud hosted game server. 
It also comes with a 1000mAh Lithium ion battery as well as onboard USB charging. 
The processor has also been given a big upgrade over the last one now that it uses the ESP8266 which is a 32bit processor as opposed to the 8bit processor commonly found in Arduinos. 
Currently it supports connecting to existing networks as well as creating it's own wireless network simultaneously so opens up the possibility of phone apps.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Prototype Bearstrike tagger

Here are some photos of the current tagger prototype (long version) still needs a bit of work but is getting there.

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With smart ammo

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Bearstrike update: Admin boxes, taggers

Admin/util/support boxes.I think this one might be too small now. With its own custom board now with buttons and screen mounted to the board directly things are a lot more compressed now. This could also be used to make a mini pistol tagger with the addition of a lens and a few other parts.
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Tagger case.
The case for the tagger is progressing nicely, most work now is the mounting internals for the electronics.
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