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March 23, 2011

Sentry Gun Project

at 11:02 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Computer Hacks, Cool Gadgets, Crazy Hacks, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Insane Equipment, Toy Hacks, What Were They Thinking


Now that spring has arrived you might be looking for something new to build that can be used outside. Why not make something that can be used to protect your property in a non-lethal way? We have see lots of sentry guns over the years but quite a few of them has closed source code. This Sentry Gun Project has code that has been released which is sure to help you get started on the build. It also looks like the creator of the project will be making some kits available if there is enough interest. A kit might be just the thing needed to make it an easy build instead of a very challenging one.

Other Sentry Guns that we have featured in the past.

Via: HG Comments

“This sentry gun autonomously tracks, aims, and shoots at targets, using:

  • An airsoft or paintball gun
  • A webcam to find targets
  • A computer to process the video feed and aim the gun
  • Servo motors to physically aim the gun and squeeze the trigger
  • A sturdy tripod base
  • A microcontroller to interface between the computer and the servo motors
  • Lots of camo paint”