Home-made BB Sentry Gun

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  1. BrynS

    BrynS Mr Kat says...

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    Just saw this on another forum -- using easily accessible components, Aaron Rasmussen explains how he created a sentry gun by mounting an FN P90 BB gun onto a tripod, connecting some servos, cameras and other bits and writing a target acquisition and aiming programme, which seems rather effective.

    He explains how he built it here.

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    There's a short ~7MB Quicktime movie of the turret in action here.

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    He plans to add a laser range finder at a later stage as well as a multiple target identification and tracking system and has ideas for further applications, such as for keeping crows off cornfields or by mounting a camera instead of the gun and using it for wildlife photography. Very cool piece of kit!

    Cheers,


    BrynS
     
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    Bandit LOAF Long Live the Confederation!

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    This reminds me of the time I had to jump out of an exploding airplane and the only thing to protect me from terrible diamond-mining super-gorillas was the complex network of laser-guided automatic machine-guns that also survived for some reason.
     
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    Good ole' Congo...they don't make movies like that anymore (THANK GOD!!!)
     
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    Awesome, gotta get me one of those!
     
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    The real question to be asked is how many xenomorphs can it take down before the ammo runs dry? ;)
     
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    Makes me think of that ill-fated stint on LV-426, where me and my boys are bunkered in Operations, away from the nasty xenomorphs. :D
    "A and B guns, tracking and firing. Multiple targets..."
     
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    Damn, I have a P90 airsoft AEG. Maybe I should set that up with an external battery feed and ammo drum too... :D
     
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    That guy's got way too much time on his hands...
     
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    Dyret Super Carrot!

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    He'll have way more when his sentry gun nail some poor swedish tourist.:p
     
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    I want one. I GOTTA HAVE ONE!!! Anyone wanna buy an eight year old girl?:D
     
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    Dyret Super Carrot!

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    Wow, you're evil:p
     
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    I might be interested if the thing had the belt-fed grenade launcher instead.
     

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