Laser guided rubber

Discussion in 'New project ideas' started by SlingHunter, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. SlingHunter

    SlingHunter New Member

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    My first post on this forum. I'm a very boring guy so I won't bother you with who I am <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/drunken_smilie.png" alt="drunken" longdesc="30"><br><br>I'll start with a not so artistic drawing of my idea.....<br><strong><table width="90%" style="table-layout:fixed;" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <span class="postbody"></span></strong><br>Material can be discussed but let's assume steel pipes welded together.<br>The target is on the right. The person holding the katapult is on the left.<br>Top: Fork<br>Middle: Pipe containing the laser<br>Bottom: Grip<br><br>The most important part in the horizontal pipe with the laser pointer inside.<br>The horizontal pipe also gives a little support because it rests on your hand.<br><br>That's the basic idea. Obviously the hard part is to calibrate/aim the laser.<br>Let's assume the inside diameter of the horizontal pipe is a little larger than the diameter of the laser pointer.<br>The pipe and the laserpointer are about the same length<br><br>------<br><br>Above a 'drawing of the horizontal pipe.<br>On each end are 3 tiny bolts that hold the laser pointer.<br>By fasting them the laser can be aimed.<br><br><br>That's it. A very basic idea.<br>Does it have any potential?<br><br><br><br><br>
     
  2. mhpr262

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    On a sling crossbow it would be a good idea ... on a handheld slingshot the laser dot will shake around so much it will be next to impossible to aim. There is already a video of a slingshot with a laserpointer on youtube and it seems to be pretty useless (even if the ss design in the video wasn't so bad, with a super high fork)
     

  3. SlingHunter

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    Let's add Sony SteadyShot technology <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"><br>The laser pointer is most useful for larger distances, but then the shaking, as you said, gets extreme.<br><br><br>Thanks for your feedback!
     
  4. SlingHunter

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    How about cross hairs like in a scoop of a rifle?<br>Obviously normal cross hairs are impossible because they are in the firing line.<br>So what if the cross hair is 2 lasers crossing?<br>One laser emits from the handle/grip. The other laser from near the place where the bands are fastened.<br>Then full blown laser pointer pens aren't possible but there are tiny diode that are quite ok I think.<br>Little wiring, battery and on/off switch in the handle.<br>Surely the lasers are visible in dim light. Bright daylight I doubt.<br>If it really improves accuracy remains to be seen....
     
  5. allan.leigh04

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    <font color="darkblue"><font face="Courier New">Any attachment of a laser, and I have on on my Dankung Alien, and several of my pistols.<br><br>Is only as good as the distance you "zeroed" it for, mine is set up for about 16 meters.<br><br>Then practice like hell, so you know how high, or low the laser is at different ranges.<br>Obviously seen lower than the actual shot at shorter ranges, and higher at longer ranges than it is set up for.<br><br>A good idea someone should make is an attachment holder, with a knob/screw to rise and lower by 1/4 to half turns, for varying ranges.<br><br>However as Joerg points out, and others I am sure, the seen shake is very bad.<br><br>A laser surely shows you how much you shake, even in an untensed hold; draw back to near max strain, and it is useful only provided you release quickly upon target acquisition.<br><br>If you try to get the perfectly still point of aim, you would surely have to be braced against something solid.<br><br>Cheers Aussie Al</font></font>