Anteneh's Firearm Bin

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Firearms are very dangerous and I hope you don’t have to use them in your lifetime but history has taught us that people always find a reason to go to war to the end of time. This project is neither promoting firearm use nor discouraging it but protecting the environment whenever/ wherever/ however you use it.

Shooting real bullets releases hazardous pollutants into the environment. Burned propellants from carbine bullets releases chemicals into the environment when you fire each bullet and the bullet casing that is ejected from the firearm after shooting can poison humans and contaminate environment. All of this pollution released in small amounts gradually builds up creates hazardous environment for farmer tilling a field that used to be a war zone because it highly contaminates soil, creates very hazardous aquatic ecosystem when bullet casing enters into water especially in fishing sites poisoning our food, it’s also very dangerous for children’s health because lead bullet casing is considered top threat to early aged, creates a psychological impacts especially for children when seeing a bullet casing after conflict and many other negative impacts.

To solve this problem here in Anteneh Engineering I have been working on different alternative solutions for some time. The two best alternatives were a bullet that does not have bullet casing and bullet casing that does not get released but both approaches involves in improvement of firearm which is used to take lives and as a conservation community member my morality limits me to pursue the two approach more. Instead I have developed a new mechanism that can prevent bullet casing and burned propellant released in to the environment without improving firearm designs. This is done by installing adjustable quick fix structure attached with a very light weight flexible waterproof bin on top of the opening in the slider of a pistol that is used to eject the bullet casing after firing. This will enable us to efficiently collect all the burned propellant found inside the bullet casing and the ejected bullet casing itself before it enters in to the environment because the entire used bullet casing win be stored in to the bin. For use first you need to install the rigid structure on top of your pistol; this should take no more than 2 seconds because it can attach itself irrespective of the thickness of your pistol. After you install it all you need to do is fire your gun as much as you want and the entire bullet casing with the burned propellant will be stored in the bin. This is not a problem because when a bullet casing is ejected it has a projectile acceleration on the left side which will be perfect for storage in to the bin and since the oscillation of the slider is in millimeters the bin also oscillate with it. After use all you have to do is open the bottom gate of the bin and dispose burned propellant and bullet casing on recycling garbage bin.

https://hackaday.io/project/180512-antenehs-firearm-bin

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Anteneh Gashaw
  • Type of entry:
    individual
  • Profession:
    Engineer/Designer
  • Number of times previously entering contest:
    3
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    Catia and autocad
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  • Anteneh is inspired by:
    I have dedicated my life for invention and research because not only I have big dreams but also it is my only way out of poverty. We all have a talent we know or did not find out yet. Mine happens to be inventing. I discovered this talent of mine when I was in second year student during my university life. Starting from that point everything seemed not important except creating new ideas. So, until now I have invented more than 50 inventions which are new to the world and the rest are intended for Ethiopia that will change the life of many people including mine. But because of poverty, theft and many reasons I could not manage to make it. But all that matter is I will never give up. I will invent until and after I become successful. That makes me a strong entrepreneur. My skills are aided with a mechanical engineering degree on design, production and sales expertise. You can find some of my inventions via https://www.herox.com/crowdsourcing-community/antenehgashaw-123126
  • Patent status:
    pending