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It’s hard to forget that scene in the Graduate when the young, confused Benjamin is approached by a family friend who tells him the future in two words: sentry guns. Now you, too, can enter this lucrative world with Project Sentry, an open source tracking sentry gun system that uses a webcam to scan the scene and take down your prey.
Built by Rudolph Labs, this project involves a sturdy tripod, an airsoft or paintball gun (or real gun) and a PC. The PC uses a webcam to scan the scene and reports back when there is movement. When the sensor finds a target, it can stick to it and fire at will. It can even anticipate where the target will move, ensuring a steady stream of hot lead during your autonomous sentry operations.
The parts list, without computer, is about $ 110 and the makers warn that the project could take a bit of time:
Remember: if you don’t do it right, it’s not worth doing at all, so make sure your first sentry gun is your best one. Show your future employers that you have the gumption, the know-how, and the sociopathic desire to anonymous gun down everything in your path with an unfeeling robot. It’s the only way to make it in the world these days.
At first blush a game called “Creationary” may sound a bit anti-science but it is, in fact, just Pictionary with Legos. It costs $ 34 and is for ages 7-12 and apparently you can build your own die and then pick cards to tell each player what to build. You can make vehicles, buildings, or items from nature (there’s also a nebulous “things” category) and it’s for 3 to 8 players.
UPDATED Lego bricks are included so you won’t have to go scrounging under the couch for the big green board and pull all the small two stud pieces out of the vacuum cleaner if you really intend to get into some serious competition.
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I was never really drawn to coasters until I saw these. They’re 1:10 replicas of your average big wooden pallet, down to the markings on the side. Get some for your house, your bar, or to use as firewood like regular pallets. They’re a bit expensive at $ 36 for 5 (buy at Designboom), since they’re hand-made by designer house Labyrinth in Spain, but hey, you can’t put a price on good design. Wait, you totally can, and they did.
[via The Awesomer]