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Re: It's a Light Bulb for Monitor Red Dot Sight
« Reply #30 on: 02:19 PM - 02/13/11 »
There are stickers out there, that can resemble the red dot sight.

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Re: It's a Light Bulb for Monitor Red Dot Sight
« Reply #31 on: 10:44 PM - 02/13/11 »
There are stickers out there, that can resemble the red dot sight.

Problem is they are dark and do not give out their own light.

Glow in the dark stickers might work... Anyone know of a glow in the dark RED DOT Sight Sticker? and where can I get me some?
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Re: It's a Light Bulb for Monitor Red Dot Sight
« Reply #32 on: 04:58 AM - 02/14/11 »
How about reflecting stickers?
These stickers need just a little bit of light to "light up".

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Re: It's a Light Bulb for Monitor Red Dot Sight
« Reply #33 on: 05:10 AM - 02/14/11 »
How about reflecting stickers?
These stickers need just a little bit of light to "light up".

that might work. Where would one find those?
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Re: It's a Light Bulb for Monitor Red Dot Sight
« Reply #35 on: 02:53 AM - 02/24/11 »
anyone know of any local stores (U.S.) that have glow in the dark reflective tape? or stickers?
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Re: It's a Light Bulb for Monitor Red Dot Sight
« Reply #36 on: 07:32 AM - 02/24/11 »
im really surprised no monitor manufacturers that claim to be gaming monitors havent done this already.  They could make an overlay feature just like your OSD for gamers.

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Cant find a patent but i have a better idea,  how about a project to make a device that sits between your monitor and your VGA device that overlays a crosshair,  moveable, several designs and adjustable size and colour.

Obsiv we have found your next project :)


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Re: It's a Light Bulb for Monitor Red Dot Sight
« Reply #37 on: 09:58 AM - 02/24/11 »
im really surprised no monitor manufacturers that claim to be gaming monitors havent done this already.  They could make an overlay feature just like your OSD for gamers.

*Searches for patent*

Cant find a patent but i have a better idea,  how about a project to make a device that sits between your monitor and your VGA device that overlays a crosshair,  moveable, several designs and adjustable size and colour.

Obsiv we have found your next project :)



I'd buy it :P

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Re: It's a Light Bulb for Monitor Red Dot Sight
« Reply #38 on: 11:06 AM - 02/24/11 »
I want to see somebody take one of these and attach it to a helmet/headband type rig (like flip down night vision goggles) to use for gaming. :) haha.


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no, never play with a dot.
dots are for newbs that want to cover of a target & loose visual information.

the entire point is to give yourself a vertical and horizontal alignment marks large enough to work in all conditions. this is especially important on console, because console movement is dominated by exact vertical & horizontal movements across all games. They're geared for NSEW, not diagonals.

So you're saying use crosshairs? So if I take two pieces of thread and tape them to my monitor in a crosshair config... Hmmm.  :)

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Re: It's a Light Bulb for Monitor Red Dot Sight
« Reply #39 on: 11:30 AM - 02/24/11 »
no, never play with a dot.
dots are for newbs that want to cover of a target & loose visual information.

the entire point is to give yourself a vertical and horizontal alignment marks large enough to work in all conditions. this is especially important on console, because console movement is dominated by exact vertical & horizontal movements across all games. They're geared for NSEW, not diagonals.

If the dot is small enough it really shouldn't be a problem. If you use a larger dot, then yeah i can see that being problematic.

Well I believe this would be an issue as to what you're shooting at too. Distance and movement speed is a factor when choosing different "red dot sizes." The smaller the dot the more precise especially at distance and the larger the dot the more easy it is to get the sight on a moving target. :) At least it is in real life... I don't know how that well that translates to gaming! :)