How To Control USB Missile Launcher on Linux

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, July 18, 2006

If you are into office warfare then surely you must have heard about USB missile launcher’s. I found that now you can control your Marks and Spencer USB Missile Launcher on Linux and potentially other platforms that support python and libusb.

Requirements:
1. python (>=2.3)
2. libusb (>=0.1.8)
3. pyusb (==0.3.1) python module with patch
4. urwid python module

Download the software and instructions here.

Scott also developed automated sentry mode which uses webcam and motion to have automated aim and fire capability.

I wouldn’t be surprised if someone comes up more dangerous payloads. Fascinating technology.

Discussion
May 17, 2008: 7:34 am

Your work inspired me to a system for Windows. It can be found at:
http://www.folkersen.com/HomeDefense3000
I must admit that it is a bit more clumsy in the interface, since I couldn’t get any direct connection to the missile launcher. However, it does do a great job against my evil sneaky neighbor, who coincidentally also is my landlord.

Any thought on how to do a more sleek design for windows are appreciated.


Christian

Alex
July 17, 2007: 4:34 pm

Josh: My thoughts are that 0.1.12 is > 0.1.8 so happy missile fun. I’m looking forward to having this set up in the office.


Josh
June 22, 2007: 2:10 pm

Um, I’m reading these directions and having some trouble. According to your note you need libusb (>=0.1.8) though it seems the latest version of libusb is 0.1.12 from (http://libusb.sourceforge.net/download.html#stable)

Thoughts?


Sam
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