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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Talking Geek toys rule!

Ok, so I'm 37 going on 5 - so sue me - I got this for myself as a Xmas present. I get a giggle out of it everytime I light this puppy up and I thought you guys might, too:

Striker II: USB Laser Guided Missile Launcher





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Striker II is the next generation USB Missile Launcher. The follow up to the popular USB Missile Launcher. Striker II features a powerful Class 3 laser, powered by your computer, use it to properly aim at your foes in the office.

The PC software is completely 3-D and uses the latest shader technology. Got a slow PC? No problem, a low-fidelity lite version will work on virtually any low end machine, and with it you can control up to 2 billion Striker II toys at once! Protect your cube space with multiple Striker II's and synchronize them easily to stand down your enemies.


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Features:
Control via USB connection on your computer
Control multiple USB Launchers with included software
Real Class 3 Laser guidance system!
Rotate 180 degrees, tilt and aim
Fire missiles (made from soft foam)
Spectacular 3-D PC software and lite version
Authentic sound effects
Metallic steel finish (colors may vary)
The cat will never be the same again.

He he he

The really funny thing is that I used to be a 16D10 H.A.W.K (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIM-23_Hawk or http://www.redstone.army.mil/history/systems/HAWK.html) Missile crewman in the Army and this thing has a truly striking resemblance to that weapons system. It's a fun geek toy, an excuse to tell some of my old "way back when I was in the Army" stories and a good bit of private nostalgia.



Ahhh .... those were the days ....

LJ

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 06:29 AM
 
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Re: Geek toys rule!

Thats great!!
I have fun with that geeky stuff too!
We didn't have these high tech toys when we were kids, might as well enjoy them now
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sweet !
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 06:54 AM
 
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Regards

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Re: Geek toys rule!

I was looking at these just last week, and was going to order one for myself.

Very cool!
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Re: Geek toys rule!

we thought of getting a couple of these for the office. i wanted to ask you; can you see what the missiles "see" on your monitor? can you aim from your monitor? is there some little camera mounted on the base or something so you can aim?
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Geek toys rule!

Steve,

No, there's no camera but you can aim from the computer using keyboard keys and the built in laser. I don't see why you couldn't attach a small webcam or something, though. The API is also included and you can d/l the SDK from the website and create your own mods/hacks. Maybe you guys at the office can whip something up on your own.

LJ
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Excellent !

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That's fantastic!
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-21-2006, 03:30 AM
 
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Wow, I really like it, should be great fun!
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That's awesome

Very appealing
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