[Jared] over at inventgeek.com remembers to think of us whenever he finishes up one of his projects. His latest is an USB Airsoft gun turret based on one of those USB nerf dart turrets. Hrm, this could make a decent base for a defconbots entry. It sounds like he’ll be building an even
deadlier expensive version later on.
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21 thoughts on “USB Airsoft Turret”
NICE!!!! I was totally lookin into buying a cheapo little electric airsoft gun for my own personal remote control jeep hacking, this is a good starting block…
Wow, this thing is awesome. Only improvements I would make is a bigger hopper and a laser…yeah
Mashing together two projectile weapons and superglue. This is a true blue, down n dirty hack.
It’s like the monster toys in Toy Story! :)
i would want the hopper set up so i could just screw the bottle of pellets on. also what are up with these star things?
That’s awesome! I would add a bit more than the first poster would add.
First, I would put a really long USB cord on it. Then, I would add a camera to it, a laser, and would add a way to just stick the bottle of airsoft bb’s on it. Then put it outside and fire away at cars, neighbors, whatever!
I’ve said it before, as cool as inventgeek is, he really has to clean up his grammar. A simple spellcheck could fix errors like “stroon” instead of “strewn”.
This would add another dimension to competition in LAN parties
“Here Kitty Kitty”
wow. i’m thinking of getting a remote controlled toy and mounting that electric airsoft instead of a turret. Maybe a rc chopper with cam? maybe a cool scorpion robot with cam as well? who knows.
This is really cool, but the first and second things i thought were:
1) mount a camera to that weapon for an easy pan/tilt/remote targeting system
2) mount all that stuff on a mobile platform of some kind
even better: why stick to usb? Why not put a battery and wifi(or bluetooth) on it?
this is just too cool!
Cool! I know you have already envisioned networking and web control. Why not mount gun to a pan tilt camera instead of mounting camera to this? Zoom could control fire? The models with audio would allow you to here their screams. Good job!
Very cool, but does it work on linux? :-)
It might, computer_kid. Email thinkgeek — it’s their USB platform.
If it doesn’t, then someone might code for it :-
Motion sensor that automatically picks up and aims at “targets” that are foolish enough to walk by?
to everyone asking for wifi/bluetooth, check out v2- quad barrels and the bottle of BBs mounted on the top. to prophetnoise, http://www.hackaday.com/2005/09/21/robotic-sentry-gun/ is the entry of the “quintessential sentry gun”- custom webcam software to fire a bb turret at moving targets, and some videos that have to be watched- if they aren’t on the site look around youtube and I’m sure they’ll be on there somewhere.
It would be awesome to automate it. Make a app that can interprite webcam pictures, and shoot anything that moves. Except have it have facial reconition so it doesn’t shoot you of course.
dude this thing is awesome. only thing i would have changed is that i would attach a joystick to it so that i can move it around to shoot people w/ it
I like this games, it’s exciting and very fun…
fire in the hole!!! :D
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