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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Game We Dream About!
The projects aim is to get finances for the development of a new wand with voice control and a movement sensor to make it as real as possible and to make a real life game where you can track your results, make magical duels with other players and much more with application for mobile devices, and to give children the opportunity to engage in activities such as playing laser tag with a magic wand. We want to give children and Harry Potter fans an opportunity to get something we could only dream about. Children will have the opportunity to use their imagination and adults will be able to feel young again.
What is the LaserWand?
The LaserWand is a wooden magic wand, which is used to play laser tag. The wand consists of a battery, a microchip, an accelerometer and all other necessary parts that make it work. LaserWand creates an infrared beam which is directed to the sensor thus confirming the hit and illuminates red.
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What is laser tag?
Laser tag is a tag game played with lasers. Infrared-sensitive targets are commonly worn by each player and are sometimes integrated within the arena in which the game is played. Laser tag is popular with a wide range of ages. When compared to paintball, laser tag is painless because it uses no physical projectiles, and indoor versions may be considered less physically demanding because most indoor venues prohibit running or roughhousing.
Where to play?
You can play anywhere - home, garden, park, forest, castle - all depends on your imagination. For example, I am going to build a maze as in the Harry Potter movie where people could either fight for the cup or play a simple game in teams.
Material and tone
All our offered LaserWand types are made of wood, to maximize a real magical wand design and sense of reality. Wands are offered in different colors and from different types of wood. You can choose wand tone and material - beech, ash tree, oak, birch or linden (linden tree will be very soft).
LaserWand Type One - The simplest of our wands, to cast a spell you only need to press button and aim for another player's sensor. Accurate magic hit will withdraw the player - who is hit - from the game for 30 seconds and the player will be unable to cast spells during this time.
Button for spell casting
LaserWand Type Two - The difference from Type One is that there is no need to press a button to cast a spell - you only need to do a simple movement with the wand no buttons, just a simple movement aimed at another player's sensor. An accurate magic hit will withdraw the player from the game for 30 seconds and the player will be unable to cast spells during this time.
Motion control for spell casting
LaserWand Type 3* - Cast spells with magic words or with a wave of a wand or both. Also you will be able to cast a shielding spell which will work like a transparent shield around you. A wireless connection via Bluetooth with your phone which will need to have the “LaserWand” app installed will allow you to track how you use your magic. (It`ll keep count how many successful shots you`ve taken and received, and your rank.) This all is possible with the app, but if you choose not to use the app, then that is absolutely fine, because the app is not mandatory. This is THE WAND you all are waiting for!
Voice control for spell casting
Motion sensor for spell casting
(Retail price will be 200 Eur)
* - We will be able to start creating the prototype only if we reach the campaign goal.
Sensors –In this picture you can see a sensor chip that our specialists have designed in a simple yet genius way, just so you can put it in any clothing. When you are hit, the sensor detects it and turns red, sends a signal to the wand which disables spell casting for 30 seconds.
Our designers are now making sensor which is already built-in in patches.
There will be secret spell words for Harry Potter fans and all Kickstarter backers.
Evanesco – green – spell that will disable the player’s wand for 30 seconds not allowing to play until the 30 seconds have passed.
Expelliarmus - red – disarming spell, shuts off the opponent’s wand for 30 seconds, but allows him to continue playing.
Reduct – blue – only spell that can break a shielding spell, if you are hit with reduct while your shield is off, then it renders your shielding spell useless for 30 seconds
Lumen – light – spell that turns on a light, to shut off say Nox.
Shield – shielding spell, protects from spells. Is usable only if the player hasn`t been hit with the reduct spell.
Thanks to the wide array of magic spells to your use, it is possible to take part in duels 1 versus 1 against someone else. Great option for friends.
Application for Mobile Devices
The app will allow you to look up events nearby, set up your own, and or take part in the monthly or daily tournaments and the annual tournament. (Tournament – just how much points you have accumulated over said time. Day for daily etc.) You will have the option to choose one of the 4 teams you would like to join. The app will also provide a leveling system and a leaderboard.
Thank you! We will create LaserWand Type 3 prototype.
We will be able to start making and creating of LaserWand Type 3.
For those who have picked the reward which includes the LaserWand Type One or Type Two will get a 60% discount for LaserWand Type 3.
LaserWand Type 3 magic lights – you will be able to cast a light spell.
Evanesco (Curse) – Green light
Expelliarmus (Disarming Charm) – Red light
Reduct (Reductor Curse) – Blue light
Lumen (Light spell) - Light
We will create a cloak with a built-in sensor so you can feel as a real wizard. Cloak will be the only sensor. If we reach this goal, then all sensors will be changed to cloaks. But if you don't like cloaks then we will give you chance to get a regular sensor.
Everyone who will pick the reward which includes LaserWand Type One or LaserWand Type Two will have the option to chose between picked wand and LaserWand Type 3 for free.
Risks and challenges
The only risk is that you might not like this idea. Wooden products manufacturing engaged for 5 years. All electronics developed by people with more than 15 years of experience in various chip, remote controls and radio-controlled models creation.
Visit the place where magic is created and enjoy the beauty of Latvia for 4 days. You will be our guest for 4 days and we will take care of you. We will create your wand and other things like sensor together with you.