Greetings Officefighter

In the beginning you were a Starfighter, recruited by the Star League to defend the Frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan armada… well, actually the beginning was something much simpler, something more like Space Invaders.

Space Invaders was a classic, it spurred the video game industry, inspired a vast genre, can still be played online and occasionally even in a lecture hall.

Now, you can play in my office;

Office Invaders

Well, it would be hubris to claim that my humble beginnings have reached the same success but I do believe it has matured in much the same vein. I seem to have moved beyond building a deadly office putting toy to a serious office defense system!

Office Defender

This might even classify as something much more sophisticated than some Russian spy gear! Now I’m truly ready to defend my office against any and all invaders, alien or otherwise!

In truth, I’m hoping I can stash this in a friends office maybe for a surprise ambush! However, in practice it might be hard to convince someone to put on a face shield before heading to work.

Building from my previous creation I connected my wiimote to a servo via some python and my ioBridge 204 module, only this time I replaced the coilgun with a remotely triggered airsoft gun! Now there are no more issues with reloading a weapons system half a world a way after each shot!

Here is the action sequence;

Would you like to know more?

About jay

I'm trying to build something interactive where I can learn from others and hopefully share useful knowledge too. thecapacity@gmail.com
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