The most curious projects keep coming to Kickstarter, in this case it is LyteShot, a device that uses our smartphone and augmented reality glasses to give another dimension to paintball or airsoft.
The device consists of a pistol and a receiver that we will place on our chest, in addition to a software that we will have to load on our mobile phone and, optionally, Epson Moverio BT-200 glasses with which we will have overprinted information in real time about the game in progress, objectives and others. This option seems much more interesting to us than having to stop to consult the mobile screen.
The Lyter pistol and the LytePuck sensor connect with our mobile device to transmit the data to the other players through the cloud. Depending on the type of game, the LyteShot system can, for example, send a virtual antidote to a partner who has been poisoned, send a deadly blow to an enemy or locate a trench to open a virtual treasure. Pressing the trigger, the Lyter sends a wave to the LytePuck, which will trigger the timely response. Once the LytePuck receives a command, it reacts by turning on or vibrating, alerting the player wearing the LytePuck of the response. This command is also sent via the cloud to the rest of the players, so that everyone receives the latest statistics, messages or any other information in real time.
For $125 we will get the Lyter and the LytePuck, and we will be one of the first to play the Assassin modality in August of this year. If we want the pack that includes the augmented reality glasses we will have to raise our contribution to $ 700 (which comes to be the selling price of the loose glasses). The campaign ends on February 14 and aims to raise $168,534, of which it has already taken a quarter.