Unleash Your Inner TF2 Engineer With Nerf Sentry Turret

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Unleash Your Inner TF2 Engineer With Nerf Sentry Turret

Now you can shoot your friends with Nerf weaponry without ever having to pull the trigger.

Last Friday, we brought you the LEGO Minigun for you to get in touch with your inner Heavy Weapons Guy from Team Fortress 2. This Friday, we've moved on to a different nerd-favorite medium (from LEGO to Nerf), just as we've moved on to a different Team Fortress 2 class: It's time to play Engineer.

Well, okay, from what we can see, the Do-It-Yourself Nerf Sentry Turret has more in common with the Portal guns than it does the Engineer's weaponry - it's immobile, only fires in one direction, and even shares their oddly-adorable voices. Even so, it's still awesome.

The gun, which is the brainchild of student Adam Greig thanks to post-exam free time, is actually surprisingly simple: A netbook running open-source webcam-motion-detecting program Motion is hooked up to a Nerf N-Strike Vulcan. When the computer detects movement, it sends a signal that activates a jury-rigged servo-pencil hybrid arm to pull the trigger (and to play one of the Portal turret sound bytes).

The turret has been equipped with a special battery to boost the fire rate. You'll still have to do all of the reloading manually, though.

First LEGO Heavy Minigun, now a Nerf Engie Sentry Gun? Geez, what's next? A K'nex sticky bomb launcher?

(Via Hack A Day.)

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Holy crap that's awesome.

Methinks Nerf and Valve shall come together soon to ensure that no parent is safe from the foam-bullet wroth of their children.

Make an invisibility cloak out of blue tack, THEN I'll be impressed.

Still, as geeky, ingenious side projects go, it's pretty good.

Awsomeness and pure geek. Nuff said.

Must have, must have.

It would be a good idea to keep a pyro or heavy around for spy-checking.

John Funk:
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Was it just me, or was i hearing the turret voice from portal?

That's what I was thinking too.

Yeah I'd change the title to something Portal related, as it's indeed a Portal turret and nothing like the Engineer's.

Doesn't make this any less awesome though. I want to tip it over though...

Oh man that is awesome. The possiblities of what you could make a turret fire are endless.

Cowabungaa:

Doesn't make this any less awesome though. I want to tip it over though...

You read my mind.

I actually have that gun, it's a lot of fun to shoot down narrow halls, but reloading is a bitch.

I DEMAND A K'NEX SNIPER RIFLE!!!

I like the voice over from the portal turrets

This is pure awesome.

There is absolutely nothing "inner" about my TF2 nerdom.

I could so have some uses for these in my office!

I will buy 16 of them for me and my friends, then we can simulate the average game of TF2 on the Xbox 360 IRL.

...This low calibur nerf mounted tripod, designed by me, built by me....

*Looks at camera*

and you best hope, not pointed at you.

Sir Kemper:
...This low calibur nerf mounted tripod, designed by me, built by me....

*Looks at camera*

and you best hope, not pointed at you.

Indeed, and now he's here to **** us!

Yet one step closer to Sky Net...

I'm disappointed. It should say something portal related in the title >.>

Aside from that, I'm finding out how to make one and DOING it

Not NEARLY as impressive as the guy who started with airsoft/paintball turrets...

http://www.paintballsentry.com/

Yeah...

...That's high octane nightmare fuel

I hated those guns.

That's nothing compared to this paint gun sentry turret (also Portal related) which can actually turn and track moving targets with crazed accuracy:


EDIT: damn. Ninja'd. see same video above.

Brad Shepard:

John Funk:
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Was it just me, or was i hearing the turret voice from portal?

John Funk:
Well, okay, from what we can see, the Do-It-Yourself Nerf Sentry Turret has more in common with the Portal guns than it does the Engineer's weaponry - it's immobile, only fires in one direction, and even shares their oddly-adorable voices. Even so, it's still awesome.

I will read this when I got the time.

(Jaw Drops)

Holy CKFU.

Pff, Nerf? If they replaced the darts with paintballs or real bullets, then I'll be impressed.

I want a Portal Android. Until then, this is just pure geeky awesome!

John Funk:
Geez, what's next? A K'nex sticky bomb launcher?

I wouldn't bet against it. In fact, there's probably some nerd out there who read this line, saw it as a challenge, and is currently hard at work bringing such a contraption to life.

Nerds are crazy awesome that way.

DividedUnity:
Oh man that is awesome. The possiblities of what you could make a turret fire are endless.

fire guns?

Grayjack:
Pff, Nerf? If they replaced the darts with paintballs or real bullets, then I'll be impressed.

its been done multiple times look it up on youtube its really cool

Koeryn:
Not NEARLY as impressive as the guy who started with airsoft/paintball turrets...

http://www.paintballsentry.com/

Yeah...

holy crap this is awesome.

Oh come on. Give me the Medic's Medigun and I'll be sold. Still pretty awesome though.

This kid should be working for the U.S. border patrol.

Cowabungaa:
Yeah I'd change the title to something Portal related, as it's indeed a Portal turret and nothing like the Engineer's.

Doesn't make this any less awesome though. I want to tip it over though...

Now, if it shot at you based on what color you were wearing, it would definitely be TF2-tastic.

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