Maker Tyler Lugger has published a great project to the Hackster.io website which details how you can use a Pi mini PC to create a Raspberry Pi powered Nerf sentry gun, that uses facial recognition to lock on to its target and then opened fire. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the project which uses a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B as well as a selection of software applications from nioLabs.
The DIY Nerf sentry gun is also equipped with a USB web camera, two power relays an Adafruit DC & Stepper Motor HAT for Raspberry Pi as well as a SparkFun Stepper Motor and DC motor all mounted to a DIY turntable. The project page explains:
The nerds on the net can’t seem to get enough of the automated nerf gun turret with facial recognition! So, we grabbed in-house n.io nerd Tyler to break it down one more time. From the materials you probably already have, to the hardware you’re gonna need, but most importantly – the software that makes it happen!
If you feel like building your very own Raspberry Pi powered nerve sentry gun jump over to the official Hackster.io project page by following the link below. If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.