Thing-a-day, Day 25: Automatic Marshmallow Gun

Today I started work on an automatic marshmallow gun. The idea is to automate a marshmallow gun by using a can of compressed cleaning gas as a propellant, and to mount the whole thing on a pan/tilt mount so that it can be remotely aimed and fired. No comments on what I see the target application of this being. I was able to get it to fire marshmallows. Unfortunately, the servo I was planning to use to actuate the gas release is not powerful enough, so I have to find an alternate firing mechanism. Adding the pan/tilt mount is a project for a different day :-). A video of me pummelling a photo of a squirrel with the device is here.

Profile of the beast
firing mechanism The power of their source The chamber Attempting a marshmallow magazine Our target

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