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A 'Portal' Sentry Turret to Guard Your DIY Lab 14617
August 4, 2016
2 Min Read
Inspired by the popular Portal video game franchise, Raxius Bloom, Martin Miller, Ben Pawlowski, and Giovanni Velez decided to create a model turret gun modeled after the ones featured in the game. Within the lore of the game, the turret is advertised as a consumer-grade version of a military defense turret that is intended to be used in the home to protect loved ones. It has the ability to locate, track, follow, and execute commands once a target is found.
The turret operates in four different modes (demo, friendly, sentry, and defective) and will track a target and sound an alarm based on if an intruder is an enemy or not. It is also programmed to speak and play different songs depending on what mode it's in
Allied Part #
eSun PLA 3mm Filament Black + White
LM386N Audio Power Amplifier
Pixy (CMUcam5) Smart Vision Sensor
Micro Servo Motor TowerPro 9G
HC - 05 Bluetooth Serial Module
Adafruit Audio FX Sound Board with 2MB Flash
Galaxy Note 3 (Or any bluetooth capable device)
Protoboard and breadboard
Assortment of resistors and capacitors
9V battery connectors
Battery pack for AA batteries
Click the image below for a slideshow of the build instructions.
Click here to download full build instructions including source code.
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[All images courtesy of Ben Pawlowski]
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