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My DIY Project

  1. Dec 6, 2009 #1
    Howdy everyone, I have begun work on an automated security system. Essentially it is a mounted machine gun made to keep your children safe. I have begun work on models and finished the automated firing mechanism, but am still in the early stages of development. On the image below, you will see a graphical representation of the final product.

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    There are three separate models at varying prices to enable home security for people of all economic classes. This image is obviously lacking mechanical detail as it must still be tested for flaws created by these first designs. Any opinions on how I could improve on my design or fix possible flaws that could hurt the efficiency of the Automated Security System will be very helpful, thank you for taking your time to assist me.
     
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  3. Dec 6, 2009 #2
    Did you steal these drawings from a GI-JOE magazine?
     
  4. Dec 6, 2009 #3
    No, as I said these were drawn up by a graphical artist I hired to make a cleaner and more dynamic representation of my idea than my original sketches had them looking. I am no artist and my original drawings were quite terrible.
     
  5. Dec 6, 2009 #4
    Is this even legal? (The automation of a weapon).

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  6. Dec 6, 2009 #5
    Well I have started to research into the applicable legal problems that could come into play and I believe as long as it stayed in the house and required a license to possess it would fall under the right to bear arms. While it would obviously have to pass safety checks and various tests to meet government regulation, I believe with proper design and a firm platform supporting it I could have one in every home in the next decade.

    P.S Do you have any suggestions or comments, it would really be helpful.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2009 #6
    I'm all for guns, but let's be real. There isn't a snowballs chance in hell any state is going to legalize an automated mini-gun.

    But you could try selling it to the military.

    I'm curious as to how you are marketing this thing though: "To keep my children safe." Do my kids live in Afghanistan or Iraq!?
     
  8. Dec 6, 2009 #7

    Pengwuino

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    No. No. No. What makes you think that in a country where it's fairly hard to get an assault rifle, you'll be able to get onto the market an automated gatling gun with.... what the hell is that, a mounted missile launcher?
     
  9. Dec 6, 2009 #8

    russ_watters

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    Nevertheless, these are basically just comic book representations (my guess is it was copied from the manual for a video game). They have no engineering value whatsoever.

    I'm not sure if this is a joke or not - I'd like to think any junior high kid understands that civilians in the US don't own gatling guns and rocket launchers, and would also know that a comic book drawing isn't an engineering drawing. But a kid in junior high probably wouldn't be hiring a graphic artist either, so I'm not quite sure what is going on here.

    I'm locking the thread. Please feel free to restart it with serious discussion. If you don't know what serious discussion looks like, we'll we'll figure it out pretty quick.

    This may be moot anyway, though, since variations on what you describe already exist (notice how it looks nothing like what you have sketched....): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phalanx_CIWS
     
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