Make your own, custom AUTONOMOUS SENTRY GUN!
A Microcontroller Contest Finalist and Runner Up Winner.
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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
The end result is a paintball/airsoft spewing robot, that can turn the tides of any match.
Video if it in action here
Want to build your own?
You're in luck! All the help and information you will need is here, and the software is free and open-source. Lots of people have already used this system in their own sentry guns, with successful results.
So go ahead, make your own, and soon your own backyard will be no-man's land, too!
P.S. take pictures during the project, and when you are finished, send me a picture, and a description of your project, and I will feature it on the Successful Projects
page of my website. Thanks!