Do neighborhood animals dig up your flower beds or get into your trash? Rick Prescott created a computer-controlled "machine gun" to help deter local pests, including the two-footed kind that invade work cubes. Rick mated an infrared sensor with a Nerf-brand gun that shoots spongy "bullets" to create the Infrared-Seeking Sentinel. An Atmega168 microcontroller tracks a heat source and unleashes either a single shot or a fury of automatic fire. Zap, zap, zap. Take that, Mr. Dog.
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Amount Description Part # 1
Header, 2 Pin, Right Angle
Header, 4 Pin, Right Angle
Header, 6 Pin, Straight
DIP Switch, Surface Mount, 4 Position
Rocker Switch, 2 Position
5V Regulator, LM2937IMP-5.0
10 µF Capacitor, Tantalum, SMT
22 µF Capacitor, Tantalum, SMT
Cap 0.01µF 50V, 0603 Ceramic Chip
ULN2803ADW, Darlington Transistor Array
Push Button, Normally Open
Rocker Switch, SPDT, On-Off-On
0.1 µF Capacitor, 100V
330-Ohm Resistor, 1/4 watt, 1%
18 pFCapacitor, 16V, 0603 Ceramic Chip
10 KOhm Resistor, 1/4W, 5%
Enclosure, 4.7x4x2 inches
Power MOSFET, SUD23N06-31L-E3
10K Ohm Resistor, 1/4W, 5%
12V Battery, 7.2 AHr, Sealed Lead Acid
Stepper Motor, 12V DC
Connector, 2 Pin
Connector, 4 Pin
Connector, 6 Pin
Heat Shrink Tubing, 3/4-in. Diameter
Heat Shring Tubing, 3/8-in. Diameter
Heat Shrink Tubing, 1/8in. Diameter
Spiral Wrap, 1/4in. Diameter
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