July 22, 2013

Arduino-powered rubber band turret gun

 If you're looking for something new and fun to make, and have some time to spare then create havoc in the office or at home with an Arduino-powered rubber band turret gun. Capable of semi-and fully-automatic firing, it's controlled via a Nintendo Wii Nunchuk for intuitive attack control and a high "wow factor". It can be loaded with six bands at once, and using only three servos the gun can be aimed over two axes quite rapidly. Check it out in the following video:

That would be a ton of fun, so check out the guide from here. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

Do you know someone who's technically-minded and would be interested in learning about the world of Arduino? Then give them one of our Experimenter's Kit for Arduino:

The package includes a wide variety of parts, sensors and modules including: a servo motor, lights, buttons, switches, sound, sensors, breadboard, wires and more. Furthermore a Freetronics Eleven Arduino-compatible board is included to make this an extensive hobby experimenter, inventor and starter kit. 

However we don't leave you alone to figure it all out, included is a great project and instruction booklet, plus access to a supporting web page and software examples. In other words - this is everything you need to get started for a fun range of electronics and Arduino related projects! So to get started or for more information and to order, check out the product page.

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