Jeri Ellsworth’s shooting gallery

Back with another interesting vidoe, [Jeri Ellsworth] once again brings us an amusing and educational hack. This time she’s made a “shooting gallery” in the style of the old arcade games that actually used projectiles. In her version however, she’s using LEDs in the targets which are detected by the gun.  In an effort to keep the feel the same, she rigged up a pinball bell to ding at the appropriate times and it is quite effective.

As usual, she does a great job of breaking everything down and explaining how it all works. She shows us around her prototype so you can see how it is constructed, if you can make it through the solder gun shootout in the beginning.  If she were to continue with this project beyond the functional prototype stage, we’d love to see small video clips being displayed for the targets pepper’s ghost style. Maybe we’re just having fond memories of Time Traveler.

Comments

  1. The entire row of booths at ESC must have hated Element14 for having this. There was always a huge crowd of people playing it and blocking the entire isle. It was a lot of fun, but it suffered quite a bit from interference, so if anyone plans to build something like this, consider using a more specific color like IR than red.

  2. Alex Parting says:

    sexy as usual. whatever she says I’m sure it’s amazing

  3. Sariel says:

    Jeri always brings something interesting and entertaining to the table. hope to see more from her! btw Jeri FTW….not that stinky old Ben Heck.

  4. Agent420 says:

    I love the spinning Plink-O-Meter display !

    Jeri rocks (and she ain’t too hard on the eyes either)

  5. brad says:

    can has vidoe!

  6. Thefactsmanitstheface says:

    Hands above desks lads. Seriously.

  7. pod says:

    video on element14 main page

  8. wmat says:

    I must have been lucky at ESC, because I got to stand and play this game in the Element14 without any crowd whatsoever.

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