iGadgetSpy

Gadget Extreme

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on May 20, 2014 by in LifeHacks and tagged , , , .
%d bloggers like this: