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DIY Robotic Paintball Sentry Blasts Holes in Cardboard Boxes


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Robot Sentry The appeal of paintball is lost on us, but that doesn't mean we don't recognize a cool robotic paintball turret when we see one. Thanks to Ubergizmo, we found this particular one, a DIY project by some nerdy paintball enthusiasts at Alter Robotics. It's a pan-and-tilt, robotic tripod turret, equipped with an electronic paintball gun (that looks infinitely cooler than the one we got from Walmart for our 13th birthday). The user aims and fires off rounds via a handheld controller, but, according to Alter Robotics' YouTube channel, the guys are working on developing an autonomous firing and tracking system for the robot, as well. In the video after the break, you'll see the turret blast holes in cardboard boxes with crudely drawn targets on them. Cool or not, though, getting pelted with paintballs still doesn't look like a fun way to spend an afternoon. [From: Ubergizmo and YouTube]

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