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The News June 15, 2005 ` Volume 1, Issue 5 Advanced Avionics, Inc (734) 332-0256 Special Interest Articles: Vest Troubleshooting- Tips and Tricks By Gary Supplee We at LaserBlast have Tip #2: Vest Will Not Scan in photon and scraping the pins • Troubleshooting gone to great lengths to of the connector with a sharp Lately we’ve been noticing make our equipment knife (4). Unplugging the • LaserBlast 101 that vests that do not scan easily repaired by arena connector may be difficult as in at the end of a game may • New Sites and operators. Here are a few it is secured with adhesive have a corrosion buildup on Systems tips that may help you during the manufacturing the photon connector at the when your vests act up. process. nose of the phaser (3). You • New Employee Tip #1: Vest Lights Frozen can cure this problem by carefully unplugging the If the lights on your vest are frozen when a battery is first plugged in, this could mean that the (3) trigger switch has become dislodged from its proper position under the trigger (1) in the phaser handle. Picture #1 at right may be helpful in diagnosing this (4) trouble. Remember, if you send us To repair this, return the your packs for repair, please switch lever to its position include a note telling us what under the trigger slide (2). (2) the vest is doing wrong! LaserBlast Vests 101 – A Quick Overview In talking with our circuit board. They under the circuit board. Come see our booth at customers, it has become receive and recognize Consequently, it is crucial 2005 Trade Shows: evident that some of the signals from the Referee, that the laser remain in technical aspects of the Scanner, Flood Light, and correct alignment. If it LaserBlast vests are the other vests in a game. breaks away from the IR confusing. I hope this will Tube, it becomes Fun Expo -- Sept 15-17 When a player fires a help, both in your impossible to determine shot, a red or green dot Las Vegas, NV operations and repairs. exactly where the IR (depending on the type of signal is directed, and The LaserBlast vests work laser on your vest) can be accurately tagging an IAAPA -- Nov. 16-19 by firing and sensing Infra- seen in the direction of opponent in play becomes red signals. There are 13 fire. All this laser does is Atlanta, GA difficult. IR sensors located on the show the player where he vest; three on each is firing. The actual data The Photon fires an IR phaser, shoulder and IR signal cannot be seen signal just like the one chest, and one on the by the human eye, and is from the IR Tube, only its back. These sensors are emitted from the long, field is not narrowed by a the small black rectangles black tube visible on the long tube, and signals you can see on each left side of the phaser everyone nearby. New LaserBlast Newsletter Title Sites Page 2 of 2 Congratulations to our New (and Returning) LaserBlast customers! The Ohio Family the population of their large space with themed Advanced Avionics, Inc Foundation Christiansburg continues to rooms, including a crashed 6659 Warren Rd. grow. Owner Bob Anderson spaceship and Christmas in Massillon, Ohio, is a Ann Arbor, MI, 48105 is starting out with a small trees for their 40-vest summer camp for special system of 12 vests, and we system. needs children throughout hope business is so good PHONE/FAX: the Midwest. Larry Sheets Family Fun he has to expand soon! (734) 332-0256 Professionals specializing Center in physical and mental Paramount Parks in Westminster, Maryland, E-MAIL: needs of any kind Canada’s Wonderland former Toronto Blue Jays Info@Laser-Blast.com volunteer their time at this right-fielder Larry Sheets has in Toronto, Canada, is a opened a multi-level Laser facility so crucial to these large amusement park with Tag arena in his new sports needy kids. The rides and attractions for complex for his 20-vest foundation acquired a 16- young and old. Paramount system. Included in his vest system that they will invited LaserBast to replace Center are bumper cars use in their gymnasium. another laser tag system batting cages, arcade Oasis Fun Center that had been there for games, moon bounce and three years. Jeff Schilling plenty of room for parties and in Shasta Lake, California, and his crew from Creative group activities. He also has was able to build their new a 15,000 square foot indoor Works did a fabulous job facility using LaserBlast sports arena. designing and building a equipment reconditioned medieval-themed maze for from a customer in Texas. Zap Zone Taylor, MI their new, 26-vest system. Owner Terry Smith has installed a new 7-unit Tim Ewald developed a constructed a huge, all- Scanning Station for their new, continuous-game indoor miniature golf couse new location at the other end program that allows with 300 putters available, of the mall. This takes operators to run multiple go-carts and now a 22– advantage of the LaserBlast games simultaneously. vest Laser Tag system as holster technology without Don’t miss the smoking well. The Center is having to install holsters for dragon at the entrance to completely handicap- each of their vests. the attraction! accessible A New World Laser Tag Zap Zone Utica, MI recently Adventureworld Fun installed a new system of 48 Center in Middletown, CT, located holsters for their vests. in a 2-story, former furniture in Christiansburg, Virginia, store with large party rooms XS Family Fun Center in is a brand new facility built and snack bar on the first Windsor, Canada, added a around a huge roller floor, and laser tag on the Kiosk, 20 Microblasters, and skating rink. The area is second. The group of 15 vests to their collection. ripe for an attraction like women who own and They also had us refurbish this, as two large operate the facility have 15 of their current vests. universities are nearby and done a great job decorating New LaserBlast Employee We would like to introduce our new Quality Control Manager, Donna Rogers. Donna has a Bachelors degree from the University of Michigan, and brings to the LaserBlast team a wealth of experience from her years in Retail Marketing. She is responsible for Testing of new We’re on the Web! vests and peripherals as they are built and is also involved with vest repairs. She has already helped us with a few Visit us at: installations and on-site repairs! www.Laser-Blast.com About Our Organization… We are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the United States. All of our products are designed, assembled, and serviced in our Ann Arbor headquarters.
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