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Machine gun powered consumer electronics

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A machine gun is mounted in a turret in the centre of the living room ceiling. The appliance or gadget has a target in the form of a spring loaded plate. As each bullet strikes the plate, the resulting displacement drives a geartrain connected to a generator. The power of the spring which returns the plate to its starting position is adjusted to match the rate of fire and kinetic energy of the bullets. After striking the plate the bullets drop harmlessly to the floor (advised to put a tray under the table to catch the spent bullets).
pocmloc, May 31 2014

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       Like all the best ideas, this is obvious once you point it out. I find it hard to understand why this is not already widely implemented.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 31 2014
  

       Pretty sure this is already how all my appliances are powered but I'll have to double check.
doctorremulac3, May 31 2014
  

       The turret pisses me off. I want to carry my machine gun around the house, buck naked except for my bandolier. Like Rambo, but nakeder, and charging up my consumer electronics.
bungston, Jun 01 2014
  

       The idea says nohing about charging, [bungston]. If you remove your finger from the trigger the power will shut off and your device will switch off. Mildly inconvenient if it is a table lamp; rather more serious if it is your premature firstborn’s life support equipment.
pocmloc, Jun 01 2014
  

       [bungston], sorry no such word as "nakeder", I checked. Didn't have to check very far. It's like once you're wet, you're wet. Well unless of course you're drenched. But that's all together different, I think.
blissmiss, Jun 01 2014
  

       /nothing about charging/ I assumed that was because the machine gun was mounted on a turret. That was part of my problem. Once it is loose it will be easier to charge with it. I am practicing my rebel yell, on the inside.   

       /no such word as nakeder/. Sorry Bliss. I extrapolated from "nakedest", as used in my favorite Youtube Channel "America's Got Nakedest".
bungston, Jun 01 2014
  

       // I want to carry my machine gun around the house, buck naked except for my bandolier. Like Rambo, but nakeder, and charging up my consumer electronics. //   

       That's a really, really ugly image that we will strugle to forget.   

       // After striking the plate the bullets drop harmlessly to the floor //   

       So simple and elegant. Please let us know when the YouTube video is posted. Also, whether to send flowers or donations to charity instead. Will it be cremation or interrment ?
8th of 7, Jun 01 2014
  

       You gotta love it when everything just gets done automatically.   

       The American version should use RPGs instead of bullets for greater horsepower
sninctown, Jun 01 2014
  

       // RPG //   

       Sp. LAW-80. Or Javelin ... or Milan ... or Copperhead ... MUHWHAHAHAHA ... AHAHAHAH ...
8th of 7, Jun 01 2014
  

       No you cannot have the Orion charger for your aye-pad. The neighbours will just complain again.
pocmloc, Jun 01 2014
  
      
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