Final Projects: WiFi coil gun turret

[Chris Farnell] and [Michael Helms] are the brains behind this scary looking piece of machinery. It is a Coil gun, mounted on a turret, that is controlled over WiFi. If that wasn’t scary enough, they have rigged it to their iphone/ipad for remote shooting. Though it looks bulky, you can see that it is surprisingly responsive in action.


  1. Gregg says:

    Lol Mulit stage….

  2. grovenstien says:

    Gotta love the use of TouchOSC by Hexler, such a great application and of course the interface builder for it. Oh and the Gun isnt bad either mmmm Capacitor Bank!

  3. jc says:

    Very nice! And the music selection works nicely, too.

  4. M4CGYV3R says:

    “Lol Mulit stage….”

    An homage to MacGyver perhaps? ^_^

  5. andrew says:

    Is there anymore detail about this? The link just goes to a short summary and a link to another video…

  6. the jackal says:

  7. Thor says:

    Cool! I would like to see them ramp up the power some more and be able to penetrate a denser substance. Needless to say that these guys are going to get hired by some weapons company or the government.

  8. Jonathan says:

    If you care to know the the music, it’s “Aimin at Your Head” by Pretty Lights. All his music is available on his website.

  9. will says:

    nice work guys. Reminds me of the CROW system I operated on my RG in Afghanistan. Some real badass stuff.

  10. nullinvoid says:

    I hope that WiFi router had WEP protection…

  11. DoktorJ says:

    I hope it had WEP “protection” too, that way I can crack it in like 2 minutes and play to my hearts content.

  12. Jason Scott says:

    In the course of the video, we see the creator aim the machine at himself (as you can see in the webcam window) and then aim it away. So the machine was live-loaded and aimed at himself.

    Try to avoid this in the future.

  13. strider_mt2k says:

    Beautiful work.

    So rarely these day does the soundtrack actually work with the video also. Nice.

    That thing is scary cool, and that’s how I likes it.

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