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Date: 07/08/08 04:58 PM

61 Responses to Portable Autonomous Sentry Paintball Demo

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18835 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 4:42 pm
    Link: Portable Autonomous Sentry Paintball Demo - This guy set up his paintball machine gun to shoot on movement. He`s going to be rich once this thing goes on sale.
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    nintendo_ftw Male 13-17
    18 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 5:05 pm
    i want this >_>!!!!!
  3. Profile photo of DrJack
    DrJack Male 13-17
    184 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 5:06 pm
    This is interesting...but how do we know if it`s real? If it is real, I would like one. It would be a great burglar detector!
  4. Profile photo of matt1119
    matt1119 Male 18-29
    370 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 5:07 pm
    does look cool..i want one
  5. Profile photo of MrSchreiber
    MrSchreiber Male 18-29
    167 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 5:09 pm
    Fix a machine gun on that thing and you got yourself a security system.
    A scary one.
  6. Profile photo of msdenee
    msdenee Female 18-29
    239 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 5:11 pm
    I wonder if this will be a tool of warfare soon, if it isn`t already.
  7. Profile photo of Pattywagon
    Pattywagon Male 13-17
    64 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 5:14 pm
    Military is already working on these kind of things...except it doesnt know which ones are friendly and which ones are not...
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    mega_luis15 Male 18-29
    388 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 5:20 pm
    it reminds me of one of the 007 games...very cool to have! especially when you`re not really paintballing...and you just wanna mess with someone by trapping them somewhere...
  9. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 5:20 pm
    Are you still there?
  10. Profile photo of krembill
    krembill Male 18-29
    1092 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 5:21 pm
    when you set up this kind of thing, there are no friendlys... although, I dont think its too hard to give friendlies some kind of small device that transmits a "dont shoot me" signal to the machine...
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    phasoo Male 18-29
    285 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 5:21 pm
    its only a matter of time before the government are using those to fire bullets.
  12. Profile photo of lVledic
    lVledic Male 13-17
    45 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 5:23 pm
    I wonder how much he`d sell them for.. I want to buy one.
  13. Profile photo of Orangejuus
    Orangejuus Male 13-17
    32 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 5:23 pm
    This thing is amazing!! Wow, how could a guy who says he has such a low wage make something like this? Brainpower, of course. :-D Once this is out on the market, prepare for rip off brands everyone. |-X

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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 5:30 pm
    Lol laptop gun! Awesome!!
  15. Profile photo of dilldog123
    dilldog123 Male 18-29
    1856 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 5:30 pm
    perfect dark in real life
    laptop sentries....check
    girls in tight bodysuits....still waiting
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    UPS_Express Male 13-17
    10 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 5:47 pm
    I wonder if it detects all motion, or if you could walk slow enough that it would shoot...
  17. Profile photo of Aqua_Bird
    Aqua_Bird Female 13-17
    532 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 5:53 pm
    I would love one of those...
    Although, I thought they`d leave it in the street or something...to attack the public.

    But I s`pose that would get their machine kicked in pretty fast.

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    gatorade777 Male 18-29
    1194 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 5:55 pm
    dont think they would be legal in usa. what happens if its dark out?
  19. Profile photo of KeVsTeR2475
    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
    1841 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 6:03 pm
    now to replace stand for mechanical spider legs O_< *derranged laugh* >83
  20. Profile photo of qquuaacckk
    qquuaacckk Male 18-29
    332 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 6:10 pm
    what happens on a windy day in the forest?
  21. Profile photo of einre2005
    einre2005 Male 18-29
    2 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 6:25 pm
    Does it have the same tracking skill at night? That`d make for some good night time capture the flag, fill each gun with different paintballs so you can tell if the other teams gun got ya.
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    Zoto Male 18-29
    273 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 6:43 pm
    this is awesome! checklist to perfection:

    *friend/foe differentiation
    *night vision
    *spider legs

  23. Profile photo of Serio
    Serio Male 13-17
    68 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 6:46 pm
    A simple chip in the suit should stop the gun from firing at friendlies. Fantastic though!
  24. Profile photo of Drillprp
    Drillprp Male 18-29
    35 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 6:47 pm
    LOL Legacy15 i was just thinking that same thing!
  25. Profile photo of Tartaros
    Tartaros Male 18-29
    71 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 7:01 pm
    arm this thing with small bean bags and you got yourself a gun that law enforcements can use
  26. Profile photo of norwish
    norwish Female 18-29
    432 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 7:26 pm
    Reminds me of MGS.
  27. Profile photo of Neagle
    Neagle Male 30-39
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    July 8, 2008 at 7:47 pm
    DARPA spent millions on autonomous sentry deterrence technology with results not as impressive as demonstrated here. Nice!
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    imb0red2 Male 18-29
    6 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 7:57 pm
    When I first read it, I thought it said "pinball" instead of "paintball"
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    July 8, 2008 at 8:15 pm
    Sorry folks, but this is useless unless you deploy it indoors. It can`t differentiate between the wind and a hostile assailant. Ergo, if you pick it up while it`s active or put it anywhere a gust might affect it or anything around it, it will start shooting like crazy.

    But still, a nice tech demo if you don`t mind placing a rapid-fire paint cannon right next to an expensive piece of electronics.

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    catbarf Male 18-29
    1455 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 8:16 pm
    Neagle, DARPA has created robots that can fight while on the move, which is a step ahead of this.
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    ShamaziaV2 Male 13-17
    236 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 8:22 pm
    great until you try to turn it off only to be welcomed by a barrage of paint balls aimed at your balls

    paintballs > human balls

  32. Profile photo of FadeToBlack5
    FadeToBlack5 Male 13-17
    54 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 8:26 pm
    I need one of these!
  33. Profile photo of duckinfuh
    duckinfuh Male 18-29
    891 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 8:34 pm
    holy shit that`s amazing!

    i`ll take two!

  34. Profile photo of duckinfuh
    duckinfuh Male 18-29
    891 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 8:41 pm
    ^heh. that didn`t quite work as i intended... o:-)

    catbarf: both areas they demonstrated it in were outdoors. i kind of see what you are talking about, with the wind causing enough movement in the foliage, but picking it up while it`s active would just be dumb.

    Serio: that wouldn`t work. it detects motion. i think that if friendlies wore a specific color that it could detect it would work.

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    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3045 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 8:47 pm
    First of all, someone please slap Catbarf for running his mouth in an attempt to sound like he knows what he`s talking about. Friend/Foe identification is a matter solved with something as simple as IR tape or fabric in a team-specific pattern. (As for wind... when did WIND become visible?)

    Second, if anyone knows how to contact this guy, I GUARANTEE I can introduce him to people who would be willing to invest in the development of such a product.

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    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3045 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 8:49 pm
    ^^Two points to duckinfuh.
  37. Profile photo of Jay2645
    Jay2645 Male 13-17
    140 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 8:56 pm
    Holy poo.

    THEM SPIES BE SAPPIN MY SENTRY!

  38. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3045 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 9:00 pm
    And Catbarf... this guy isn`t DARPA. He`s come very close to the concept of several DARPA projects that have recently been made public... and he`s apparently done it on his own.

    Your condescending attitude totally sucks ass.

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    shreder23 Male 18-29
    799 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 9:16 pm
    put some sort of chip/device in the friendlies gear or clothing and make it not shoot at em. this thing is ballin.
  40. Profile photo of togetec
    togetec Male 13-17
    608 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 9:34 pm
    i`d set it up in front of my neighbors house in the bushes
  41. Profile photo of Smashking
    Smashking Male 18-29
    773 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 10:07 pm
    "Sentry going up!"
    "Spy`s sappin mah sentry!"
    "Sentry down!"

    Seriously, that guy needed a medic to do a heavy rush.

  42. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1264 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 10:40 pm
    Fired upon by HIS OWN MACHINE!
  43. Profile photo of richoricho
    richoricho Male 40-49
    1036 posts
    July 9, 2008 at 12:24 am
    cool
  44. Profile photo of Biosynth
    Biosynth Male 18-29
    46 posts
    July 9, 2008 at 12:26 am
    nice one tiredofnicks.

    Need one of those now..
    stupid squirrels everywhere

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    yourself3082 Male 13-17
    71 posts
    July 9, 2008 at 2:07 am
    reminds me of the laptop in perfect dark zero
  46. Profile photo of Ston
    Ston Male 30-39
    198 posts
    July 9, 2008 at 2:32 am
    Keep in mind that this is going to be fairly expensive, depending, of course, on how high powered of a laptop you need for the software. It could come without the laptop, and that would keep the cost down quite a bit.
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    Lorodiam Male 18-29
    189 posts
    July 9, 2008 at 3:12 am
    I`m thinking this is slightly fake. I`ll agree that it shoots things on movement yes. But the whole distraction bit seemed a bit dodgey to me. Why was it constantly aiming at the window coincidently on the side the distracting object was being thrown. And also the distracting object was always thrown first, throw it after you start moving and see what happens. Otherwise its cool as hell... i wonder would it trigger onto bubbles... easy way to make it run out of ammo... sit behind the board and blow bubbles LOL!!!
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    catbarf Male 18-29
    1455 posts
    July 9, 2008 at 7:32 am
    "Friend/Foe identification is a matter solved with something as simple as IR tape or fabric in a team-specific pattern."

    The gun is built to track movement. Neither of those would help.

    "(As for wind... when did WIND become visible?)"

    Never seen a bush move in the wind? Or branches on a tree?

    "Your condescending attitude totally sucks ass."

    I`m not condescending towards the guy who made this- it`s amazing development with easily-available parts, and it works well enough. I`m condescending towards the idiots drooling over it as the second coming of christ.

    "Why was it constantly aiming at the window coincidently on the side the distracting object was being thrown. "

    When it no longer has an active target it moves back to the default position.

  49. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    July 9, 2008 at 8:36 am
    Pretty cool but the video was way too long. I didn`t need to see 15 demos of the same thing.

    It would be a neat little thing to have.

  50. Profile photo of garyyo
    garyyo Male 13-17
    38 posts
    July 9, 2008 at 9:56 am
    you need to put the voices of the portal turrets on it and it will perfect
  51. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    July 9, 2008 at 10:12 am
    not a bad idea...hook up that airsoft vulcan i´ve seen on redwolf to it instead of that paint cannon and you´ve got real fun...
  52. Profile photo of gcxj220
    gcxj220 Male 18-29
    616 posts
    July 9, 2008 at 10:42 am
    Is it wrong to want to see this used on squirrels and birds?
  53. Profile photo of BlackiPod
    BlackiPod Male 18-29
    1244 posts
    July 9, 2008 at 10:44 am
    Is this a plea for funding??
  54. Profile photo of AnImbroglio
    AnImbroglio Male 30-39
    838 posts
    July 9, 2008 at 12:07 pm
    Firstly, the military sorta has something like this coming, by Samsung. Only it uses a real machine gun.
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=...

    Secondly... it -can- differentiate.

  55. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
    603 posts
    July 9, 2008 at 1:22 pm
    This is what happens when the Little Rascals grow up: Trampoline x2, Army Jeep, Automated Paintball Machine Gun, Paintball Suitable House
  56. Profile photo of B0R3DoM
    B0R3DoM Male 13-17
    169 posts
    July 9, 2008 at 1:53 pm
    This would make paintball games soooo much more fun!
  57. Profile photo of scar104
    scar104 Male 13-17
    358 posts
    July 9, 2008 at 10:38 pm
    team fortress 2 anyone?
  58. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
    1470 posts
    July 10, 2008 at 9:56 am
    Hahah guy got pwnd
  59. Profile photo of NoGoodIdeas
    NoGoodIdeas Male 13-17
    125 posts
    July 11, 2008 at 7:59 am
    When I buy one, I`ll gut it (like a cornish game hen) and remount it in a level 1 sentry body, which I should start making.
    Then I`ll buy two more, and mount those in a level 2 sentry body.
  60. Profile photo of NoGoodIdeas
    NoGoodIdeas Male 13-17
    125 posts
    July 11, 2008 at 8:08 am
    Also, catbarf:
    A bush would be good cover, no doubt, but the branches don`t move much. A person running around moves more, and so will draw the sentry`s fire. What`s more, a bush only moves a noticable amount in medium-high winds.

    And loridiam:
    It went back to those spots once it detected no movement because that`s where it was set up pointing. That`s where it goes at rest. If you wind up some y-axis rotating platform mounted on a stationary spring, the platform will return to where it was mounted. The same applies for the sentry.

  61. Profile photo of Chasya
    Chasya Female 18-29
    60 posts
    January 6, 2009 at 12:12 am
    i want that for all the scumbags who knock on my door lol..

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