Build This Auto-Tracking Nerf Sentry Gun That Does all the Aiming for You

By Andrew Liszewski on at

You’re supposed to spend at least part of your day at work doing actual work, but those rare times of productivity leave you vulnerable to surprise attacks from Nerf blaster-toting co-workers. Not if you build this robotic camera-equipped sentry turret to watch your back.

This isn’t a cheap hack, mind you. You’ll need to start with RobotGeek’s—the folks behind the sentry gun Instructabledesktop turret, which will run you $100/£69. There’s also the cost of the $85/£59 Pixy camera to factor in, a $40/£28automated foam dart blaster kit, and a few other miscellaneous components that tie it all together.

Build This Auto-Tracking Nerf Sentry Gun That Does all the Aiming for You

When all is said and done and fully-functional, though, you’ll have yourself a remarkably agile and accurate sentry gun that can be programmed to only attack certain colours. So if your boss happens to come to work working a red t-shirt, you can quickly program the robot to ignore that colour to ensure it’s not your last day of work.

[Instructables via Gadgetify]