The installation designed by Drew Pilcher is fully autonomous. It is a complete analogue of an anti-aircraft turret with computer vision, homing and automatic weapons preparation, but it is for fun rather than serious combat.
The invention has no name yet. This is partly because it is not a single device but a set of connected systems. It is not a commercial project as Pilcher has created the installation just for fun. This does not mean, however, that it will be easy to assemble such a gun turret.
It took Pilcher five years to implement the project. Even given that the work was carried out with long breaks, the engineer’s tenacity is impressive. According to the inventor, the most difficult part was to make the various systems work in concert, because they operate on completely different software codes.
The installation’s key part is the Nerf toy gun, which shoots plastic shells. It is mounted on the guidance mechanism designed by Pilcher. And though the device’s firing speed is not high, it is still capable to shoot down a drone.
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