Sentry Turret

nym | 10:45 PM


Well, it isn't wearable, but dammit, I want one.

The idea of this project was to create a fully-automated sentry gun, capable of picking out a human target and accurately tracking and shooting him or her in the heart. Really, the idea was to find a cool robotics project for the summer while I was working at an advertising agency, and I'd only ever seen sentry guns in movies (like Congo) and video games (Half-Life 1, Half-Life 2, Team Fortress Classic). I couldn't find any record of anyone building one, even the military, although it seems likely I just didn't look hard enough. It's a pretty simple technology.

I've been meaning to build one of these myself. I have a paintball gun, servos, and a servo controller. I really need to stop slacking and get hacking.

[ Link via boing boing ]


this is sort of lo-tek.... the thing operates on an x/y axis these sort of "pods" if you will have been around forever there is a better way... so the thing has a third axis... i.e. you duck it goes up and then points downward firing at you... i.e. hexapodal movement... kudos on them completing the project though... more about hexapods at tinaja.com...

Posted by: name at October 5, 2005 06:22 PM

this is a sweet system. i want plans and schamatics please, how does the system find and track targets?

Posted by: Cal at January 4, 2007 12:25 AM
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