We’ve seen a few remote controlled turret builds in the past, but this one from [Noel Geren] is pretty neat: it shoots water and uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for control. Check it out in action in the video below.
[Noel] used the guts of a Nerf Thunderstrike water gun for the firing mechanism, combined with a 3D-printed enclosure and a servo that rotates the turret top. The pump from the gun is connected to a simple relay that replaces the trigger. Both the relay and the servo are connected to an RFDuino with a servo shield, which is programmed to respond to simple commands to rotate and fire.
It’s a nice junk build, and [Noel] has released all of the files for download if you want to build your own. It would make a nice weekend build or a project to do with the kids.
9 thoughts on “Bluetooth Water Cannon Junk Build Shoots Into Our Hearts”
Oh, heck yes! Gotta build one and have fun with all the damn squirrel’s eating the rose buds in the wife’s flower garden. :D
Sprinkle some chili pepper seeds around, like ghost pepper seeds, that’ll teach the little bastards!
I have tried a pepper like powder marketed as “Fire”
It doesn’t seem to deter them from the bird feeder.
Did the same with pure capsicum powder. The squirrels just thought it was a Mexican buffet. :)
Maybe I should make this a summer project that I actually complete!
Play this with the Team Fortress Trailer #1 starting at 21 seconds. :)
… this is silly.
Love it. Add it a camera on top (or periscope like mirror and the camera un the base) and we have splash-net :3
I bought some electric misters for plants or reptiles at american science surplus for $2 a pop. But I can’t find them on aliexpress or alibaba…
If we had those this project could be pretty BIG!
This is what I have so far. https://hackaday.io/project/11185
I can’t figure out the manufacturer though!
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