468Views13Replies

Author Options:

I need a program for a sentry gun Answered

i need a program that is like the one featured on this site http://www.paintballsentry.com/. it will have to run out of a USB port, preferably no driver circuit, (i can use on though) and will use a motor to fire it. 3v motor, will use a webcam, I am running windows vista, any more info, I will be glad to give

13 Replies

user
sentryGun53Best Answer (author)2011-02-02

Hey, I can help you!

That is basically exactly what my project does - but it's all open-source, and uses an Arduino to control the servo motors.
Check it out here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Autonomous-Paintball-Sentry-Gun/
...And here is my website, including code for the Arduino and Processing https://sites.google.com/site/projectsentrygun/

email me at sentryGun53@gmail.com with questions, i have already helped a lot of people around the world build their own sentry guns, and i will be happy to help you too!

Cheers,
~Bob (sentryGun53 on Youtube)

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
sentryGun53 (author)sentryGun532011-02-02

hope this works (it as been approved)
https://www.instructables.com/id/Autonomous-Paintball-Sentry-Gun/

if not, just search "sentry gun" and it will show up

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
sentryGun53 (author)sentryGun532011-02-02

sorry, the instructable hasn't been reviewed yet.... link won't work for a day or two.

the website has all the same info, though.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
lug big lug (author)2010-11-28

Oops, i hit the wrong button. the question is in the first scentence

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
lemonie (author)lug big lug2010-11-28


I don't really know what you want: have you got all the hardware but no software?

L

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
lug big lug (author)lemonie2010-11-30

yes, and i can customize it in just about any way. I can build a driver circuit, but i will need some help (i have an arduino if that helps)

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
lemonie (author)lug big lug2010-12-01


what have you got already, and what is the difficulty with it?

L

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
lug big lug (author)lemonie2010-12-03

i am not a programmer currently, so like i said, no software, but i have a trigger circuit for the gun that will run off of 3-5 volts, i have a rotating mount, an up/down mount (sorry not good with terms), laser (more for looks, but i can use it if needed), and the actual gun.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
lemonie (author)lug big lug2010-12-03

that site has instructions, are you following them or wanting to do it differently?

L

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
lug big lug (author)lemonie2010-12-06

i do not want to pay 200 bucks for something i can get alot cheaper and make myself.... i need a program, not hardware instructions

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
lemonie (author)lug big lug2010-12-06

OK, is the hardware exacty the same or would we need to know what you've got?

L

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
lug big lug (author)lemonie2010-12-09

The hardware is mostly the same. The computer will be controlling three motors. One would be like a servo except without the three wires (only two), and two would be a x,y axis control. i am hoping however to remove the need for a control board. I do not have a serial port like what is on a printer, but one for a monitor, but i do not want to have to have a control/driver board. I have an Arduino Uno if that helps. I have a cat-5 if that would work, and several USB ports that would be able to be used.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
lemonie (author)2010-11-28


Are you asking a question, and if so what is it?

L

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer