Picture of Raspberry Pi Smart Target
The Raspberry Pi Smart Target was designed to be hit by the now famous Flying Monkey, but It can be hit by any other light object such as small ball. When the Target is hit the following events happen:
  1. A random sound effect is played through a small set of speakers connected to the Raspberry Pi.
  2. A "congratulations" message is displayed in the front LCD screen.
  3. The Raspberry Pi grabs a snapshot from a network camera (Dropcam) and is posted to a social network.
  4. A random message is posted along with the picture taken by the Dropcam.
  5. The whole action is immortalized in the interwebz.
 I built the target to showcase the Oracle Social Network Public API, which is a RESTful based API.  I used the Target during the Oracle Open World 2012 conference. It was setup at the Oracle Technology Network Lounge, so people stopped by throughout the day and gave the Target a shot (pun intended). If someone hit the Target they also got to keep the monkey as a keepsake.

Since the Oracle Social Network is not released at this point I posted a modified version posting to Twitter.
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Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
ioBridge -- 16x2 LCD Display FB-7.jpg
These are the basic materials I used to build the Smart Target:
  1. Raspberry Pi (Model B) / Wireless USB dongle / SD Card
  2. Adafruit Pi Box
  3. Adafruit Prototyping Pi Plate Kit
  4. 2 10K Resistors
  5. 1 Push button
  6. Wifi USB dongle
  7. Select Pine Lumber
  8. Switch with roller
  9. Driveway reflectors
  10. 10'' Cake Board
  11. Springs
  12. Door hinges
  13. ioBridge LCD 2x16 screen
  14. Plexiglass
  15. Red Paint
  16. Dropcam
  17. Speakers
jdahtler3 months ago
Could this be made bigger for an archery target and the lcd could dis play force??? Not to tech savy
nice project! you should enter it in the raspberry pi challenge!