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Robotic Paintball Sentry

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Hey Guys,

Figured I'd show off my latest robotics project, this is a Robotic Paintball Gun Sentry. It's using a pair of RX-64 Dynamixels for the pan/tilt, with some major modifications to the default base platform. The entire base was designed in Autodesk Inventor and cut from 1/4" Black ABS on a lasercutter CNC. Onboard brains is an ArbotiX Robocontroller, which is programmed in the Arduino IDE. It uses a relay hooked up to a digital output to 'trip' the electronic firing control board that I yanked out of the paintball gun. Currently it's remote controlled using an ArbotiX Commander handheld controller and a pair of Xbee wireless radios, but a camera has been added and am working on a fully autonomous mode (which will also include an onboard laptop).

Electronics:

 

Pan/Tilt Assembly:

 

The Battery & Tank:

 

CO2 tank:

 

Leg Construction:

 

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Dude this is like the coolest thing i've ever seen

This is really awesome paintball robot! Great work! Just amazing, awesome project!

Love this project.  You might want to try a thermal array sensor, the 16x4 variety.  Even though each pixel is about 4 degrees or so, I managed to track small animals well enough to target them with lasers even while moving.  You could probably combine the data from a camera and a thermal array to get even better results.

Nice work.  Wish I could buy one right now.

What an interesting project. The whole structure of paintball robot is perfect. I hope you will be able to achieve your targets within time. Remote controlled robot is good and surely it will be more fascinating when a camera is added. Please share with us more when you are done with the project.