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You Are Going To Want This Face Tracking Marshmallow Cannon (VIDEO)

06/30/2014 05:44 pm ET | Updated Jul 01, 2014

Behold the sweetest invention we've seen in a long, long time.

This video from madscienti11 showcases the Confectionary Cannon, a marshmallow cannon constructed by four engineering students from Olin College in Needham, Mass. as part of their Principles of Engineering course.

What's even more impressive is that, in three months -- using only a $250 budget -- these students created, built, and programmed the cannon using Python and OpenCV, which enables the instrument to track and aim at faces.

That's right: it's a face tracking marshmallow cannon.

Talk about a new party trick. Seriously.

[h/t Big Think]

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