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Anti Terrorist Dustbin

Bomb proof Bin to foil terrorists
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Ever since terrorists started leaving bombs in public bins they have started dissapearing off our streets. I've seen clear plastic bags used in places but these get ripped and then the rubbish ends up all over the place. Why not simply make a bin out of the stuff they make bomb disposal detonation chambers out of? Basicly you make a bin out of a single piece thick walled cast steel pipe. Capped with an armoured steel dome with small ports in it to accept garbage. If there is a bomb threat the ports can be sealed by remote control locking down the bin untill it can be checked out. If a bomb is detonated inside the bin, it will contain the shrapnel and vent the gas harmlessly through a tall chimney comming out of the top of the lid. This would be the ideal solution as any terrorist leaving a bomb in the bin in future would actually be doing the bomb squad's work for them by placing it an a secure disposal location! If a security camera was mounted on the bin then the culpret could be caught too.
Bronzewing, Apr 01 2004

(?) Similar... http://www.e4engine...5-8e07-2644ed35a95b
[MikeOliver, Oct 04 2004]

(?) Same http://www.newscien...ity%20and%20Defence
[DrCurry, Oct 04 2004]

BlastShield Bin http://www.xtek.net...ion/sdui-1000.shtml
Contains the blast, rather than deflecting it [oneoffdave, Oct 04 2004]


       I'm sure i've seen this (or very similar) posted before...
MikeOliver, Apr 01 2004

       Terrorist-thwarting bins are deployed in many places. They are not bomb-proof so much as they direct the force of the explosion upwards to protect passersby. But bomb-proof bins exist too - see link.
DrCurry, Apr 01 2004

       Maybe then, Sydney could get some bins for their railway stations. Maybe.
Detly, Apr 02 2004

       like [drcurry] i think these are baked. There are even vending machines that are designed to blowupwards rather than blow outwards.
jonthegeologist, Apr 02 2004

       (misread and was picturing a [bliss]'s cat with a superhero cape and very sharp claws)
Worldgineer, Apr 02 2004

       cute, world!   

       I know its probably a wibni but wibni a bin could detect something nasty being inserted and bite the hand off the terrorist!
po, Apr 02 2004

       Like a half eaten KFC.
skinflaps, Apr 02 2004

       A brilliant idea.   

       Implement them everywhere. Let bin laden streets foil the terrorists.
Cuit_au_Four, May 30 2006

       //Let bin laden streets foil the terrorists//   

       lol, terrible joke!   

       Good idea though! [+]
kuupuuluu, May 30 2006


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