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November 16, 2006

Home-Built Robotic Sentry Gun

at 6:25 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Crazy Hacks, Insane Equipment


This project is not your standard weekend project! Not sure what it is shooting, airsoft pellets perhaps?

“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. One of my friends did mention the Phalanx anti-missile gun, which is of similar design, but uses radar for tracking instead of an optical method. The Phalanx has been around since the early 80’s. He was also quick to add that there are some pretty good reasons for not building an optical sentry gun, a big one being that it’s generally a good idea to shoot down any missile headed in your direction, but that same philosophy may not be the best when applied to humans. ”

Thanks Patrick

Via: TechEBlog


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15 Responses to “Home-Built Robotic Sentry Gun”

  1. MaGnA Says:

    I want one of these to fend off the raccoons! Damn raccoons!

  2. Dawg Says:

    Very nice concept.. tho i remember seeing their prototype about a year ago..

  3. bbsdiur Says:

    I need to make one!!

  4. FORGE Says:

    That’s nice!… i’m working on a similar project… but i don’t know what to use for tracking.. what software was used for the optical tracking?

  5. FORGE Says:

    That’s nice!… i’m working on a similar project… but i don’t know what to use for tracking.. what software was used for the optical tracking?

  6. SeenIt Says:

    Funnily enough I found a link about a military sentry bot earlier in the week; http://www.newlaunches.com/archives/samsung_develops_machine_gun_sentry_robot_costs_200k.php

    Enjoy 🙂

  7. random Says:

    I happen to have been thinking about building something like this for a while, but i think it would be best if when motion was detected it would ring your pda or cell phone, then send you the streaming video, letting you tap the screen or push a button to make the gun fire.
    It might also be handy to mount a mic/speaker on the device so you can talk to whoever it is you catch sneaking around on your property before you start shooting.

  8. please bed ed Says:

    i need a water proof one for london england for those damne squerrls and pidgeons

  9. The Gadget Panel » Blog Archive » James Bond Digital Binocular Camera Says:

    […] Well I finally saw Casino Royal, the new James Bond movie the other day. If you haven’t seen it yet don’t wait any longer, watch it today. Once you see the movie you will no doubt have a strong urge to get some cool gadgets for your next MI6 mission. Step one is to set up a few sentry guns to protect the perimeter. Next you need a way to do some covert surveillance. […]

  10. RANDOM21 Says:

    Just stumbled on this and would also like the program or somewere to get this tracking software for a new toy like this one.

  11. DemonWarlord Says:

    Is there a link to instructions Or something like that?

  12. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi DemonWarlord,

    I don’t think instructions were ever made available.

  13. jorge Says:

    Samsung SGR-A1
    its been out for a while and there are at least 15 similar models some bigger and a few smaller models that are
    just meant to deter

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  15. Alex Says:

    Where´s the instrucions?/ Anyone knows where they can be found?

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