DIY PC gaming gun


[rustlabs] put together an interesting looking gaming gun for FPS games. He wrote up his build and how to use a webcam to provide gun tracking for games like Half Life 2. He gutted a keyboard to provide the button interface, and infrared LEDs on the gun body are tracked by the cam. Surprisingly, no USB game pads were sacrificed in the build, just a USB keyboard and mouse.

Comments

  1. Matt D says:

    Awesome build, I’ve been trying to get my hands on a wiimote (broke college student) to do the same thing.

  2. alex mccown says:

    lol i have used roborealm in the past 4 many robotics but never 4 gaming ….. y not just use all inferred leds?

  3. Jay says:

    Nice Hack,I’ll keep your stuff in mind when building my hand-remote thingy someday.

  4. BigD145 says:

    Nice build. Keyboards are handy for all sorts of mods.

  5. Miles says:

    Don’t forget you could probably use GlovePIE or Freetrack to do the tracking, much simpler:

    http://www.free-track.net/

    You could even implement 6 degrees of freedom with 2 more LED’s (strafe, move with gun motions)

  6. DigitalMind says:

    Wow good job ! You’ve opened my eyes to a whole new realm of software and it’s uses. Thanks! I will be playing with roborealm for sure!

  7. Gary says:

    It looks a bit Space 1999 ish.

  8. srilyk says:

    That’s about the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen… cool idea though

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