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Laser tag

Hello 

I am planning on building a lasar tag set with my arduino. does anyone know what I could use to detect the lasar ( some sort of reciever or cell of some sort) I want to be able to use it when there is light so a photo cell is already out of the picture.

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solar cells.

you want a target bigger then an led so u can actually hit it, and youll want to
fire the laser at a frequency so the receiver can tell it apart from other light sources.

as for eye damage, a fairly low powered laser should work for this.

 

 

Why can't you use them when there is light?  They detect relative differences in lumination.  They're used effectively in well lit environments all the time.

Still, I'd second bird's suggestion.  You don't want to go around firing real lasers at eachother.  Someone could get blinded quite easily.

IR?