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Would you buy these targets?
#1
Hey guys, I haven't been posting much lately, mainly because of a project that I've been working on. A few friends and I came up with an idea to make "smart" targets that sense bullet hits and interface with an Android app. I wanted to get everyone's feedback on what we've accomplished so far, and see if people would be interested in buying this. Here's our website:

http://www.autotargets.com

And here's a quick video of a test shoot:

http://youtu.be/qScLiHnFnYY

What do you guys think?
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#2
Looks cool! What is the price?
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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#3
Camper;166474 Wrote:Looks cool! What is the price?

Thanks!

A starter kit should be about the cost of a new pistol, to give you a ballpark.

And you can always add on expansion units if you want to build a multi-target system.
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#4
Not that I personally would have an interest, but I can foresee one. Price will be key, but then again, we are talking about gun enthusiasts... :-) Anyway, perhaps an augmentation: Tannerite, and other exploding targets, are designed for feedback of long range target shooting. Your system could also be advertised to sell to that market sector, if it isn't already?
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#5
I would buy if I had my own place to use them. I wish you luck in your venture.

Justin
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#6
IMO, these would be ideal for 500+ yard shots.
I hope this works out for you, it's obvious the investment you have made.
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#7
So are the shots picked up by a camera watching the target or by the target itself.

Is it like these? ... http://www.bullseyecamera.com/
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#8
First of all, your website looks super professional! Nice!

Second, I love your idea! I would buy it, but I wouldn't. i love the technology, but wouldn't be able to afford something like that (at least not right now) but even more so, could not use it where I live. Undecided

As far as buyability, though, I think it's awesome. You may be able to even market that to police forces for training purposes. Actually for training, you might be able to create a master app to where one instructor can keep track of which students are shooting well and which ones need more help. Good luck with it!
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DeadEye;166482 Wrote:Not that I personally would have an interest, but I can foresee one. Price will be key, but then again, we are talking about gun enthusiasts... :-) Anyway, perhaps an augmentation: Tannerite, and other exploding targets, are designed for feedback of long range target shooting. Your system could also be advertised to sell to that market sector, if it isn't already?

Oh yeah, we have definitely though about exploding targets. How could that NOT be awesome?

JustinHEMI;166486 Wrote:I would buy if I had my own place to use them. I wish you luck in your venture.

Justin

Thanks, that means a lot!

P89;166488 Wrote:IMO, these would be ideal for 500+ yard shots.
I hope this works out for you, it's obvious the investment you have made.

It's funny, at first I imaged that this would be more popular for close-range, CQB type stuff. But the more I talk to people, and actually use the system, I'm realizing that it also has huge potential for long range. You could setup a pretty awesome sniper course with this, and have targets pop up at 200, 400, and 600 yards, and try to engage them as fast as possible.

Mr_Gixxer;166489 Wrote:So are the shots picked up by a camera watching the target or by the target itself.

Is it like these? ... http://www.bullseyecamera.com/

It's picked up by the target itself. You can read all about it here:

http://www.autotargets.com/autotargets-system/

RugerGirl;166490 Wrote:First of all, your website looks super professional! Nice!

Second, I love your idea! I would buy it, but I wouldn't. i love the technology, but wouldn't be able to afford something like that (at least not right now) but even more so, could not use it where I live. Undecided

As far as buyability, though, I think it's awesome. You may be able to even market that to police forces for training purposes. Actually for training, you might be able to create a master app to where one instructor can keep track of which students are shooting well and which ones need more help. Good luck with it!

Thanks! We want to get these implemented in ranges, for people who don't have the property to shoot, or who don't want to buy their own system. You would just have to pay for the actual targets, which cost about a box of ammo, and last hundreds of rounds.

The app can be running on multiple Android devices at a time, so you could have a tablet to control everything, and a phone in your pocket that's hooked up to a pair of electronic earmuffs. The app can say "hit!" or make a "ping" sound for every hit, and/or vibrate.
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#10
Oh, I would definitely buy a target, at the range. Well, once I joined the range again. Haha.
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