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    JacobYeah

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    "Light It Up"

    Post  JacobYeah on Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:35 am

    Over on Nerfs facebook page they have officially announced the new "light it up" firefly tech guns, Rayven and lumitron:



    Promo




    Rayven:






    Lumitron:





    http://www.facebook.com/NerfNation?sk=wall&filter=2




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    Hmmm

    Post  sniperdude49 on Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:49 am

    What up with the fancy clip on the rayven?
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  evozn on Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:07 am

    Imagine. A firefly tech LS...
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  False on Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:22 am

    sniperdude49 wrote:What up with the fancy clip on the rayven?

    It's essentially an 18 clip, that chunky bit is where the batteries are housed to power the LEDs in the clip.
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  inPhamous on Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:02 am

    Are there any rayvens in Australia yet?
    Cant wait till i get my hands on one
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  Jeo on Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:05 am

    Not in stores. Word on the street is Feb for the Rayven.
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  inPhamous on Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:06 am

    cool cool
    so its just using the flywheel system and most mods are gonna be like the barricade?
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  JacobYeah on Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:39 am

    Preety much Yea. You could put a 9v in the clip to make it brighter lol
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  Luke on Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:25 am

    JacobYeah wrote:Preety much Yea. You could put a 9v in the clip to make it brighter lol
    Do you not know circuitry? You CAN'T it would burn the LED's out and they are only rated for 3v each,
    For example, Grab a 9v battery and put a 3v LED on it, what do you get? A hot battery and a exploded LED.
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    Post  JacobYeah on Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:28 am

    Luke wrote:
    JacobYeah wrote:Preety much Yea. You could put a 9v in the clip to make it brighter lol
    Do you not know circuitry? You CAN'T it would burn the LED's out and they are only rated for 3v each,
    For example, Grab a 9v battery and put a 3v LED on it, what do you get? A hot battery and a exploded LED.



    Actually no i dont know circuitry. I tried it once and i wasnt very good at it
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  mavshot on Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:02 am

    You could use a 9v with a aprropriate resistor to increase the brightness and reduce weigh as well its a good idea really.
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  JacobYeah on Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:13 am

    It was just a joke. Like i said im not very good at wiring and circuitry and stuff like that and I'm not gonna try.


    Last edited by JacobYeah on Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:54 am; edited 1 time in total
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  inPhamous on Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:33 am

    wouldnt you have to get a LED that can withstand more electricity
    cause if you just added a 9v battery and a resistor arent you going to end up with the same output as the normal AA batteries?
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  Luke on Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:53 am

    inPhamous wrote:wouldnt you have to get a LED that can withstand more electricity
    cause if you just added a 9v battery and a resistor arent you going to end up with the same output as the normal AA batteries?
    If depends on the resister's setting.
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    Post  inPhamous on Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:08 am

    yeah but the right resistor will end up allowing the same number of volts that the normal AAs will output
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  littlebro05 on Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:03 pm

    Luke wrote:
    JacobYeah wrote:Preety much Yea. You could put a 9v in the clip to make it brighter lol
    Do you not know circuitry? You CAN'T it would burn the LED's out and they are only rated for 3v each,
    For example, Grab a 9v battery and put a 3v LED on it, what do you get? A hot battery and a exploded LED.

    Hey Luke. Please don't chat like this to others like they're inferior to you because they're not. I've seen you done this countless times, and it is RUDE. How would YOU like it if EVERYBODY talked to you LIKE THIS? Please don't emphasize by using capital letters. Unless you're stating the difference between CONDUIT and IRRIGATION PVC then that's acceptable, the way you type is very contrascending...
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  ZeusPwns on Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:07 pm

    Littlebro, can you calm down? Why do you take everything so freaking serious? It's NERF, a hobby, not a job. And just cause your older and an Admin, doesn't give you any extra perks.
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  littlebro05 on Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:11 pm

    I'm not taking Nerf seriously. The fact that Luke is shouting at someone clearly shows that he's the one who's taking Nerf too seriously. I'm just merely saying that would you like someone shouting something in your face. My post isn't even Nerf related, it's just demonstrating that it's not nice to shout at others at their mistakes =).
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  Luke on Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:13 pm

    Also my post was trying to serve as a Warning for him not to break his Rayven, But I guess next time I will let n00bs go ahead and break their things.
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  littlebro05 on Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:14 pm

    Sorry. I'm sure your post was in good intentions. It's just rude if you shout at him like that.
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  ZeusPwns on Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:18 pm

    Thats better, all be friends now.
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  mister_elliott on Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:22 pm

    •Acquire glowy darts.
    •Acquire UV LEDs from jaycar or internet. You can buy literally a shitload for the same cost as a rayven (which aren't even really available in Aus anyway).
    •????
    •Enjoy glowy RSCB Hand cannon or a foam blaster of your choice.

    ???? in this signifies my weak knowledge of electrical circuits. Feel free to google.

    Also, from even my weak electro knowledge, I'm pretty sure you could amp up an existing system by wiring in more LEDs in parallel.
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  littlebro05 on Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:35 pm

    I have no electro knowledge whatsoever. All I know is that the red wire goes on the flat bit of the stampede battery shell and the black wire goes on the springy bit.
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  Eclipse on Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:45 am

    inPhamous wrote:wouldnt you have to get a LED that can withstand more electricity
    cause if you just added a 9v battery and a resistor arent you going to end up with the same output as the normal AA batteries?

    That's pretty much the case. By applying a resistor , all you would be doing is reducing the current, hence the voltage, which in turn (if you apply enough resistance to save your LEDS) would produce little to no advantage over simply using AA's. Also, 9 volts have more voltage, but a lower mAh rating than AA's, therefore the battery would have to be replaced more often, basically meaning that it would be worse than stock (not to mention more expensive).

    I do understand that it was only a joke though, and not exactly a serious idea.
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  inPhamous on Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:23 am

    exactly what i thought
    ive gotta know simple circuits if i wanna become an electrical engineer
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  Eclipse on Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:49 am

    inPhamous wrote:exactly what i thought
    ive gotta know simple circuits if i wanna become an electrical engineer

    Hey, you have the same idea as me for what you want for a job when you're older!
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  inPhamous on Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:50 am

    i just find electrical stuff interesting
    i mean how cool are electronics
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  Eclipse on Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:54 am

    inPhamous wrote:i just find electrical stuff interesting
    i mean how cool are electronics

    Yeah, I've got a little workshop set up in the garage with a soldering iron, multimeter, oscilloscope etc. It's lot of fun to pull stuff apart and fix it, as well as build stuff from kits.
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  Luke on Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:55 am

    I agree thats why I do LED commissions.
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    Post  inPhamous on Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:57 am

    my dads an engineer so weve basically got warhouses full of anything i need for general nerf purposes and electronics. ive been begging him to teach me how to program so i can make a sentry nerf vulcan but hes just really busy
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  oznerfnerd on Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:03 am

    Luke wrote:
    JacobYeah wrote:Preety much Yea. You could put a 9v in the clip to make it brighter lol
    Do you not know circuitry? You CAN'T it would burn the LED's out and they are only rated for 3v each,
    For example, Grab a 9v battery and put a 3v LED on it, what do you get? A hot battery and a exploded LED.

    Well, I do know circuitry, and would say that you may or may not be correct.

    Have you tested your assumption?

    Basically all modding of electric nerf blasters involves exceeding the recommended rating (by heaps in some cases).

    Personally, I'd just throw the battery in and see what happens.

    If it burnt an LED, I'd just nick down to Jaycar or whatever and grab a handful of higher rated ones for however many cents they cost.

    NO SACRIFICE, NO VICTORY!

    BOOYAH!
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  Luke on Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:06 am

    Yes, I have tested it with a very similar setup all from Jaycar mind you.
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  oznerfnerd on Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:33 am

    Luke wrote:Yes, I have tested it with a very similar setup all from Jaycar mind you.

    OK,

    So what's the solution??

    We've heard that Jacob wants brighter LED's, run from a 9v battery.

    Are there 9v LED's available in the same size/shape?

    I'm personally not into LED's, but now that the question has been partially answered, let's finish it with a clear answer for him.

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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  Luke on Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:42 am

    I have not found any 9v LED's anywhere, I tested it with Blue UV LEDS (3V) on a 9 volt battery, It burn't them, then I tried 4.5volts (Same type of LED'S) it did very well, MAX I would go would be 6v but then it still gets warm, best performance overall was 4.5v.
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    Re: "Light It Up"

    Post  Eclipse on Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:51 am

    inPhamous wrote:my dads an engineer so weve basically got warhouses full of anything i need for general nerf purposes and electronics. ive been begging him to teach me how to program so i can make a sentry nerf vulcan but hes just really busy

    Lucky! I wish my dad knew that sort of stuff. But on the other hand, my dad has managed branches of Reece, TradeLink and another store, all of which sell plumbing parts. That's handy. But I do wish I could learn to program from my dad.

    Anyway, back on topic, I do agree that LEDs can be run slightly over the recommended voltage, although I'm simply wondering why you would do it. Just buy an LED that is rated for higher voltage and/or brighter output. That's just my opinion.

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