Heads up!

For my final project, I’d like to make a hidden Nerf/disc gun in an enclosure that looks like a speaker box. The speaker box would be able to shoot the disc and send audio, particularly to shout “Heads up”.

I have a few ideas of how/when to activate the gun and sound:

  1. Random!
    1. Shoots, then says heads up
    2. Heads up, then shoot (normal case)
    3. Shouts heads up, but nothing shoots.
  2. Productivity tool – monitors computer usage
    1. Spend too much time on Facebook, get shot
    2. Ignore emails, get shot
  3. Messaging – incorporated into Slack/Messenger
    1. 2 people can shoot each other
  4. Serious version… Shoots every time there is a gun death in the US
    1. Uses an IFTT to a website counter for gun deaths
  5. Nearby activated
    1. Add in sensor to shoot when nearby

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Depending on the activation method, the internal sensors will change. However, first step will be to create mechanics to shoot discs. I am planning to take apart a toy gun like below to utilize the mechanics and set it up into the enclosure and activate from arduino. Most likely a servo motor to activate a trigger/spring.

 

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I will also need wave shield to generate audio inside the enclosure.