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Mechanical  Intelligence Gun Design 1 - Walther CWS

Mechanical Intelligence Gun Design 1 - Walther CWS

If you read the one page excerpt from Mechanical Intelligence that I've also posted you'll see my writing style is hard boiled genre fiction. To that end I try and remove as much description from the final draft as I can. The first draft has a lot, the second close to none. That doesn't mean I haven't spent time designing the technology from a 2030's NYC though, so I'm going to be building and rendering a series of weapons and spaces from Mechanical Intelligence over the next year.

The first is Alice's NYPD CWS handgun. I read about a CWS (Centrifugal Weapons System) a while ago. It had a drum that accelerates small particles to rail gun velocities then sprays them in a precise stream for maximum effect. It is supposed to very light, silent and power efficient and was my starting point. The cartridge at the front contains the centrifuge which spins and fires pellets from the 8 micro-barrels. It is battery powered from the grip.

The gun is 3d printed from ceramic to be light, hard and modular. You can see from the images the main body is constructed from two pieces bolted together, idea being this forms the basics for a wider gun system, shotguns, rifles etc. I'm planning to do the  shotgun next (after I do the main M.I. room from Cortex's HQ ...)

Below are screen grabs from Rhino, I will be rendering and putting them into scenes at a later date :) 

 The centrifugal drum at the front can be changed for different rounds. The fins work as a heat sink for the system.

The centrifugal drum at the front can be changed for different rounds. The fins work as a heat sink for the system.

 The 'slider' in the middle selects different fire rates and munitions types while the lights near the hand grip show ammo levels and battery status.

The 'slider' in the middle selects different fire rates and munitions types while the lights near the hand grip show ammo levels and battery status.

 The bolts that pin the pieces together are expressed to give it an industrail feel.

The bolts that pin the pieces together are expressed to give it an industrail feel.

 The modular system - cartidge, drum, body and battery. Each peice can be furhter broken down into its printed components.

The modular system - cartidge, drum, body and battery. Each peice can be furhter broken down into its printed components.

Mechanical Intelligence Page 1 Version 3

Mechanical Intelligence Page 1 Version 3

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