Obscure Object of Desire: Heat-Seeking NERF Vulcan

The genesis of inventor Rick Prescott’s infrared seeking Sentinel (a.k.a. “Dilbert’s Revenge”) from the man himself, via makezine.com:

An idea sparked in my mind one day while walking the toy gun isle in a store with my kid and later that evening learning of the workings of a thermopile array while surfing the internet. The result is this infrared seeking sentinel which joins a realistically priced infrared sensor to a realistically operatable Nerf® machine gun to create a slightly less deadly yet still highly deterring automated machine. Personally I have grand plans to deploy the infrared seeking sentinel facing the entrance of my work cubical in order to speed interaction with less desirable visitors.

Guns Are Fun! Until Someone Puts an Eye out

Seriously. No protective eyewear? And if you’re willing to forgo the idea that I’m a sick bastard for even thinking this, look at that and then look at this.

Colorado University Alows Nerf Guns For Zombie Hunt

Boulder Colorado is one of America’s best cities. Disclaimer: this writer is moving there. Well, I was, before I learned that zombies lurk inside Colorado University’s engineering building. And I am again, now that I know that it was all a dream and Bobby was in the shower all that time (Jesus, think of the hot water bills). No wait. Sorry. Now that I know that it’s just a game player by “Nerds for Nerf,” a protest group formed to defeat the University’s ban on guns both real and simulated. See what I did there? There is no such group. But there is such a ban and zombie game, and the campus cops did give them a pass. “This was the second zombie invasion in a month at the University of Colorado, following a weeklong game earlier this month that hosted more than 200 players,” the school paper reports. “But Saturday night’s event was no ordinary game. . .”