Saturday, October 19, 2013

Nerf Sentry Gun

This a picture of the NERF sentry gun that my son and two of his friends built in this years robotics hack-a-thon at Carnegie Mellon.  The event was sponsored by Boeing and the teams had a 24 hour period to build their concepts.  Sean's team was the only all freshman team and they built an automated Nerf Sentry gun that can pivot 360 degrees and uses a sonar device to find and lock a target.  Once the device was calibrated it doesn't miss a shot.

It works really well and is now on guard duty in his dorm.

As for the competition, Sean,s team didn't win but received an honorable mention which is a pretty big accomplishment and was a lot of fun to do.

I didn't get to do stuff like this when I was in college!

Now I need to get him back working on the Bolt Action dice spitter out bot!


Donogh said...

Outstanding! Now all we need's a deck of cards.

Serious though, kudos on the great work!

Ian said...

Well done again for your son, cracking idea as well


Monty Luhmann said...

Way too cool! If the Zombie Apocalypse comes, they're gonna be ok. ;-)

Andrew Saunders said...

My kids would love this:)

Millsy said...

Crikey! When did school get this fun???