Military Research, blinkenlights, free nerf guns
What it does
State of the art home defense.
How we built it
Mounted a nerf gun distributed at the event onto a makeshift frame, along with a webcam to track targets and a servo to pull the trigger.
Challenges we ran into
Limited access to hardware, primarily frame materials and motors, as well as mounting the small servo in a way that allowed the trigger to be pulled and held the mechanism firmly in place proved difficult.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Finding a firm platform and consistent trigger mechanism, and hooking up the communication between opencv and the arduino
What we learned
Science HAS gone too far
What's next for HAcKaTHOn gun
Lateral motion, stronger motors for faster rotation