And here’s me thinking I had fun with one of those little guns that fire foam disks across the living room! This mighty looking beastie is Scorpion, a well-and-truly hacked laser tag gun made by enthusiast Mike Yates who, with his fellow gamers, stage hardcore battles in bunkers underneath abandoned military bases. Starting from a commercially-available Hasbro gun, Mike leveraged his access to pre-release hardware to develop a 3000psi air-tank powered quad-rocket array that’s fired by an authentic tank trigger/grip.
Each “RPG” rocket emits an IR blast designed to take out as many opponents as possible. Mike can then pick off the remaining stragglers with his high-powered 1500ft-range laser rifle. More photos of the much-adapted weapon after the cut…
The thought of prowling dimly-lit tunnels like something out of an Aliens film is both exciting and scary. Does anybody know if there’s a UK faction?
Hacking Laser Tag [Finkbuilt]