Desktop Laser Turret with Kinect Head Tracking
by eried, published
Protect yourself with this badass desktop laser turret.
Hit every Cornea of your enemy thanks to the depth tracking in Kinect.
Remember to use protection goggles based on your laser wavelength!
- The laser adaptor works with any cheap DX.com laser, the current one is a 200 mW green laser but tweaked (internal potentiometer). Sketchup files are included if you need to tweak the adaptor, the hole is for the cable of the laser module.
- Print and assemble the turret. I used epoxy adhesive to assemble the servo clips on the printed pieces.
- Arduino Code (Servo handling): https://github.com/eried/LaserTurretKinect/blob/master/Arduino/LaserTurretKinect.ino
- Kinect Code (in progress, Head tracking uses the MS SDK, I am still thinking on making an auto calibration routine, i.e. finding a flashing laser dot or just a manual calibration): https://github.com/eried/LaserTurretKinect/tree/master/Binaries