Laser Turret

Our Mark I laser turret is a stationary tabletop gun turret configuration. It tracks objects of interest using an optical camera mounted on a pan/tilt frame and engages them using an instantaneous directed-energy solution (the laser).

Photo of Conreality Laser Turret MkI

Components

Our recommended, known-good reference configuration is the following:

Note that you can fairly easily substitute another control board than the Raspberry Pi 3. If you choose to do so, adapt the firmware installation instructions that follow accordingly.

Specifications

TODO

Assembly

Expect assembly to take 2-3 hours, longer in case you don't have a suitable magnetized hex key at your disposal as some of the bolts are quite small and nontrivial to place.

Installation

To install Conreality on the turret, follow the Installation Guide, making sure to pay particular attention to any Raspberry Pi-specific instructions.

Configuration

TODO

Discussion

Some relevant discussion threads from our mailing list archives: