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Paint Ball Sentry

2008-07-14 15:45:26.47834+00 by Dan Lyke 7 comments

Kids these days: Paint Ball Sentry, an autonomous paint ball turret. The paint ball sentry demonstration video is very cool.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-07-14 16:11:45.509311+00 by: ebradway

Watching this thing target it's maker gives one pause before arming robots...

He should make the sentry screech "Exterminate! Exterminate!"

#Comment Re: made: 2008-07-14 16:25:49.204377+00 by: skrubly

That is pretty impressive engineering - paintballs are pretty inaccurate but nowadays the ROF is high enough to make up for that. I don't know of any field that would let you use this, but it's one more step to a live-action Team Fortress style game!

I can't imagine the lawsuit if someone set this up to guard their house or something.


#Comment Re: made: 2008-07-14 18:03:18.433376+00 by: ziffle

wow - so cool - combine it with bigdog and its scary!

#Comment Re: made: 2008-07-15 01:00:17.647415+00 by: JT

I'd love to put that in my yard to guard against the cats who think my garden is a litterbox... I wonder if there's a way to program a perimeter into it.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-07-15 04:04:26.753948+00 by: skrubly

For what it's worth, you can actually kill a cat with a paintball gun, especially shooting 20bps @300fps. Cause that would be awesome to explain to any law enforcement folk.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-07-15 13:07:42.013513+00 by: JT

I love animals, wouldn't actually do anything to harm them, that statement was tongue-in-cheek. Now if I had a blow gun though....

#Comment Re: made: 2008-07-17 15:38:22.460045+00 by: ebradway

JT: Maybe a "SuperSoaker" water gun sentry for the cats? It'd double as an irrigation system!