Hacked Gadgets Forum

August 24, 2008

Autonomous Paintball Sentry Gun by Zero Op

at 5:29 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Crazy Hacks, Insane Equipment

 

 We have seen lots of automated sentry guns over the past year but this Autonomous Paintball Sentry Gun by Zero Op is the first I have seen for sale. For about $3000 you could buy the system and have enough left over to buy some paintballs. If you need to guard a large open area this may be just the ticket. Find more paintball gear and supplies at Empire Paintball.

“Inspired by countless movies and video games, we decided to put our engineering skills to the test, and attempt build the most advanced and consumer friendly sentry gun. After 10 months of hardcore soldering, programming, machining, and painful testing, we’re ready to release ‘The Mercenary’, the worlds first commercially available autonomous paintball sentry gun. It’ll track and automatically fire upon targets entirely on its own- by help of a camera and an onboard computer. There are a few features that put ours a head above the rest- A highly durable platform will withstand paintballs fired at over 300 feet per second, even direct hits to the camera. It can be powered by a wall socket, or a battery, and needs no external computer, or programming knowledge to run. Best of all- it runs linux.”