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Plate packing protector projecting flower power podium

Look for bullets and throw shields
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An attempt was just made on Trump's life. As so many other attempts against so many people the method would have been a gun and the location a speech.

I think it should be possible for a very short range radar packed inside the bottom half of a podium to scan the area in front of it, say zero to twenty meters out. If a bullet (or even a shock wave, if there were an explosion) were incoming explosive charges could propel a set of shields out in the shape of flower pedals protecting whoever were behind it.

Voice, Nov 05 2016

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Alliterative ... [8th of 7, Nov 06 2016]


       // flower// sp: posey
whatrock, Nov 05 2016

       The claim appears to be unsupported by evidence (the naughty person in the audience had no weapon). Shall we assume Trump staged it to try to gain sympathy votes?
Vernon, Nov 06 2016

       No, because he doesn't need sympathy from his supporters and would never get it from his detractors. Also, there's not much sympathy to be had from some doofus shouting "gun" when there isn't one.
Voice, Nov 06 2016

       So assuming 1500 m/s incoming velocity, if the projectile is detected at 20 m, there would be only 13ms left to deploy the shields. Assuming the peddles need to move 1 m, they would need to be moving at 77m/s, or more likely accelerating during that time to reach a maximum speed of 150m/s.   

       Note to self: do NOT lean forward over the podium.
scad mientist, Nov 06 2016

       so... Trump on a bicycle with a flower-power hat ?
FlyingToaster, Nov 06 2016

       I do seem to remember getting told off for posting the router router router rooter idea...double standards..
not_morrison_rm, Nov 06 2016

       We'll see your double standards and double them ...   

8th of 7, Nov 06 2016


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