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Build Your Own Autonomous NERF Blaster : Programming Mayhem with Processing and Arduino by Bryce Bigger

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5Motion Detection

Let’s hit the pause button and recap a few of the amazing concepts we’ve managed to crack thus far. We got our feet wet with Processing and learned how to make a simple drawing application. Remember all those circles? We changed gears a bit and worked with Arduino to create the “Awesometer.” A randomly awesome accomplishment. Last, we practiced some of the very basics of hardware and software development.

Now, by the power of Grayskull, let’s merge all this learning together and integrate motion detection in yet another thrilling set of projects. After all, it’s motion detection that puts the autonomous in autonomous NERF blaster. Without movement, the blaster would just be a controlled turret. Only slightly woot-worthy.

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