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I Invented a New Weapon... Now What?

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posted on Mar, 19 2005 @ 08:36 PM
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I'm pretty sure the idea for it has already been thought up, but never initiated, the problem is that if you don't have a working model, then there is no garauntee it will work.

And creating blueprints takes hard work and ALOT of free time, if you don't get paid to do this, it would probably take years to prepare a prototype. How old are you? It sounds like your 15 or something. O, and if you have no background in mechanical engineering, your design might not be taken seriously, it could be called "A little kid dreaming outloud."

It sounds like a good idea, but most of the patents given out for big products, are given to huge corporations, but those corporations did start somewhere. If you look on the discovery channel, they had a show called "Invent This" and it's about a bunch of people with new revolutionary designs, but never took off from the ground because they were weighted down and seemed impractical, despite the fact that alot of those inventions really would help humanity, like your idea sounds, it really does sound good, but just not practical, and not cost effective neither.

To give you some pointers on how to make it practical and cost effective, set parameters and datelines and a budget you have to meet. If you don't meet atleast 2, then it's probably a weighted down idea. If you can set yourself to the level at which large Corps. accomplish things, then you have something going for you, and I fully reccommend taking the chance.

But it's important to set reasonable Parameters and goals, for something to be revolutionary, it needs to be made in a revolutionary way.

Shattered OUT...




posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 12:13 AM
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It sounds like your 15 or something. O, and if you have no background in mechanical engineering, your design might not be taken seriously, it could be called "A little kid dreaming outloud."

Wow, thank God an expert showed up to tell me how silly I am. I was worried for a second there.


So what if I am 15? What kind of bitter-old-man condescension is that? I don't claim to know anything at all, I'm just asking a community that I respect (ATS). It allows me to get the advice of experts with little effort. I have had several knowledgable people advise me in this thread without any risk on my part. I appreciate their help.

I only know what I can see, which is that people get kidnapped from their cars. What's your solution for that problem? Do you have any loved ones or friends working in Iraq? I showed my idea to a combat vet and he said it was something unique. As for the production process, what has that got to do with design? If I build a functioning prototype, the production process can be refined. As I stated, the device is pretty simple so any engineer who takes one look at a basic schematic of it is going to understand it.

I do have experience with firearms (I load my own ammo) and I am proficient in AutoCAD and other 3D programs. Sure, my idea may not be original, but how am I to know if I don't ask or investigate? I once saw a movie about a guy named Carbine Williams who was a full-grown man IN PRISON who had no mechanical background and who invented the M-1 Carbine. Seems like desire and simple mechanical know-how can produce results that soldiers end up appreciating and using.



posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 10:24 AM
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I never said it was impossible, just difficult, anyways, you missed my point, I was advising that it's best to set goals for yourself, because if you can do on a reasonable time scale and reasonable budget, then it's a good idea, and you should go through with it.

Me myself, have had many ideas and many designs, but never went through with them because of the difficulty of such a task.

Shattered OUT...



posted on Mar, 21 2005 @ 02:40 PM
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Ah - the old roof mounted Claymore trick....



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