Shoot an Arduinobased paintbull gun with a tweet

first_imgIf you have ever played Portal, you’re probably a fan of automated turrets. If you use the internet in 2013, you probably either have a Twitter account, or at least encounter tweets from various people in your daily news cycle. iStrategyLabs, essentially a social media and digital ad agency, created an automated turret that fires paintballs when you tweet at it. It doesn’t sing in soothing tones like the turrets from Portal, but it allows you to shoot a gun from across the internet, if you’re so inclined.Dubbed PaintBot, the gun (perhaps unfortunately) is set up in the office of iStrategyLabs, rather than placed in the bedroom of that jerk who doesn’t stop tweeting obnoxious retorts to everything you send over Twitter. The paintball gun is mounted on a tripod and shoved between some steadying wood, and hooked up to an Arduino. When someone tweets with the hashtag “#ISLPaint” the rig responds by firing a paintball at a canvas.Sadly, though, there is much interactivity left to be desired. You can’t aim the gun, so you can’t potentially draw something on the canvas using paintball pellets as your brush, and there also isn’t a livestream, so you can’t watch your tweet shoot a gun. In fact, there’s really no way to tell if your tweet was even registered and did anything. iStrategyLabs does state that it is working on making improvements to the gun, so hopefully some aiming features and a livestream will be added in the future.At the moment, iStrategylabs’ website says the gun is offline for cleaning purposes, but we hope it’ll be back up soon, and perhaps attached to a telepresence robot so we can force it to harass our enemies.last_img read more

Final 226 WWE Smackdown rating number sees increase

first_img Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Many WWE Stars Want To Go To AEW WWE 205 Live Results – 2/26/19 (Cruiserweight Title Tournament continues) Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next Velvet Sky Pinterest Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Facebook WhatsApp The 2/26 WWE Smackdown on Syfy drew a 1.86 cable rating with 2.62 million viewers. This is up from last week’s 1.77 cable rating with 2.40 million viewers.Source: Prowrestling.net, TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list 205 Live Highlights: Nese vs. Kalisto, Kendrick vs. Gulak in tournament matches WWE Smackdown Live Ratings: Viewers down on February 26, WWE comes in at No. 1 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Twitterlast_img read more