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Do-it-yourself sentry gun turret--Who doesn't need one?

Ever want to build your own sentry gun to defend your house from intuders? Now you can!

@tracehagan
Published Fri, Mar 30 2012 3:33 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:29 PM CST

I think I found a project that's going to consume my spring break. Well, that is if I didn't already have about 50 things to do over it, none of which are particularly fun. But, even though I can't do it, I think I should share it with you guys, just in case you want to make one. And if you do, you better send me a video.

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This incredibly awesome turret is the brainchild of Rudolph Labs and requires a sturdy tripod, an airsoft or paintball gun, and a PC. The PC uses a webcam to scan the scene and watch for movement. Once it locates a target, it can stick to it and fire at will! The software includes the ability to anticipate where the target is going to move.

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The bill of materials (excluding PC) is about $110. The designers of the project warn that it could consume a weekend, or three:

It's going to take up all your free time. This will take a lot of effort, probably a few afternoons to build it, then some more work to get it set up with your computer. And, if you are a truly inspired person, you won't want to stop tweaking and personalizing it after it is finished.

NEWS SOURCE:techcrunch.com

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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