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These four students built a face-tracking marshmallow cannon

A group of four Olin College engineering students decided they wanted to build a pneumatic-powered face-tracking marshmallow cannon. The goal? Get the gelatin treat inside the target’s mouth. Introducing the Confectionery Canon:

The majority of the device is made out of acrylic, but there are also a few aluminum pieces that hold together four servos, a webcam, a solenoid, a PVC tank, and an Arduino Uno. Python and OpenCV is used to do the actual face tracking. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t want one.

Confectionary Cannon

Image Credit: Olin College


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This entry was posted on May 20, 2014 by in LifeHacks and tagged , , , .
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