Here’s a quick glimpse of my “Zombie Cannon”. It’s a demo project I’m using for my presentation titled for the Nashville .NET User’s Group called “Tools for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse: Microcontrollers, NETMF, & Gadgeteer”. The LED site is a flattened “cube” that demonstrates multilexed LEDs controlled by an Arduino. There is a rangefinder on the front that monitors zombies and sends signals to the Arduino via a Panda as the zombie gets closer. There are four stages. The site changes it’s pattern as the zombie gets closer and when it changes to just a small red crosshair, then the pneumatics are fired by a solenoid (via the Panda) and a Nerf dart kills the zombie. Also, there is a red laser that targets in on the zombie as he gets in the “very close” range as a last warning before the dart is fired. Due to time constraints, I haven’t really worked Gadgeteer into the project much yet but there will eventually be a bluetooth connection between a Gadgeteer & a smartphone app that can be used to externally fire & monitor the situation
The plans and design files will all eventually be available on my blog & on Ponoko once I have some time to quit building and start documenting.
I’m still having the above issue if anyone has any ideas…
(please ignore my mess of an office. I still haven’t unpacked since our last move…) Yes, those are hot pepper PJs Enjoy!