The Pod is a giant tennis ball machine gun. It will fire in single shot, 3-round burst or full auto mode. The hopper holds over 1000 tennis balls and they leave the barrel in excess of 100 mph. The firing mechanism is fully computerized. It requires the use of a diesel powered commercial air compressor to handle the air flow.

Side view

The entire pod rotates on the base and the barrels are mounted so that the operator can adjust elevation. This lets us shoot at moving targets during robotic competitions.

The interior of The Pod

View down the barrel

Fun Facts:

  • The Pod stands over 20ft tall

  • It will hold over 1000 tennis balls and they are automatically fed into the cannons

  • A computer control system regulates the loading and firing

  • Balls can leave the barrels in excess of 100mph

  • It is accurate to less than .3 millimeter