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Protect Your Base With A DIY Paintball Turret

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By Luke Anderson

I’ve been out paintballing a few times, and it’s actually a lot of fun. The trick is to get hit as little as possible. While I enjoyed running around with a few friends on two different teams, I always thought it would be cool to have a set of turrets to defend each other’s bases. Of course building a paintball turret isn’t exactly an easy task, but if you do a good job at it, you’ll have a menacing contraption like the picture above.

Words cannot even describe the level of awesomeness reached by this DIY project. Imagine having a paintball turret that can fire up to 34 balls per second and can be controlled up to half a mile away with a HUD. If you’ve got between $500-$1100 lying around and about 30 hours of free time, you too can build your own menacing turret. I bet for a few extra bucks you could make it talk like the turrets in Portal.

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  • mcman

    If you're talented enough to build a gun like this, why waste time with paintball? Maybe a .223 caliber bullet would work well with this setup. Then you'd get orders up the ying yang my friend! Did I just type ying yang?

  • matt

    ^^^
    lol

    What sort of activation mechanism does this thing have? Would it work with a basic motion sensor?

  • paintballinginlondon

    This is an awesome little invention by invent a geek ( I think it is), there are some videos that have been put up on Youtube outlining how you can consrtuct this turret which is pretty cool.

    I am pretty sure that it does not have any motion detection at the moment, but would be awesome if you could add a modification to allow it.

    Olly

  • paintballinginlondon

    This is an awesome little invention by invent a geek ( I think it is), there are some videos that have been put up on Youtube outlining how you can consrtuct this turret which is pretty cool.

    I am pretty sure that it does not have any motion detection at the moment, but would be awesome if you could add a modification to allow it.

    Olly