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Use a Nerf Gun, Kinect Skeletal Tracking, and a Turret to protect your office!

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Dan and Clint stop by the Tech with Tina show to demo the Kinect-Enabled Turrett! The turrett uses skeletal tracking to detect if someone is in your office, it pans the gun toward the intruder and then uses a Phidget relay board to complete a circuit with a Nerf-brand Dart Tag SwarmFire gun.

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  • Ed BurnsEd Burns

    Cool project!! Can't wait to try it out! Thanks for posting the video!

  • dan_tdtower Surface Fan

    Spy sappin' my sentry!

  • Erik PorterHuman​Compiler Now with more apps

    Nice!  I need the water hose edition for my kids in the summer!  Tongue Out

  • Dan FernandezDan

    @HumanCompiler: Totally, perfect to sit back, relax, and watch the kids try to get past "security" Smiley

    I haven't tested a Kinect outdoors, but I've heard it doesn't work great b/c of IR interference, but I'd love to build this for my kid too Smiley

  • Erik PorterHuman​Compiler Now with more apps

    @Dan:Ah, yah, I think you're right. Maybe it would work with a fence as the backdrop?

  • ChicagoWayVitoChicagoWay​Vito

    I would like to see the instructions for building the turret. I didn't find anything here on Channel 9 or on codeplex that walked one through the building of the hardware, etc.

  • HarlequinHarlequin http:/​/​twitter.​com/True​Harlequin

    Neat stuff Smiley

    Video needs more Foy!!!

  • Taking the idea of a vibrating controller to an entirely new level. Incorporate this as part of a FPS maybe with an airsoft gun more pellets. Then when you get shot at in game you really get shot at...


  • Robert HessRobert Hess Changing the world, one cocktail at a time.

    So I work in the office right across from Clint... and happened to walk out my door when he was first working on this project. It was a bloodbath (or should that be nerf bath?)

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