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    IDW 0032: Smuggling Aid

    IDW 0032: Smuggling Aid
    Compress images, they shouldn't be more than 200k


    Topic: Smuggling Aid

    Background: Future. Smuggling is risky business. Increased scrutiny means that new forms of deception have to be developed, and the odd altercation is still part of the job.


    Brief:

    1. Design a smuggling aid.

    2. It should help hide smuggled goods or deceive inspectors.

    3. It needs to be inconspicuous.

    4. Bonus if it can help fight or escape.


    Deadline: Saturday 17th February

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    well this one wasn't too hard...

    IDW 0032: Smuggling Aid


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    That... is the funniest shit I have seen all day. Seriously, can Legato win and we just go on to number 33?

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    One would certainly hope so. I can't imagine anything else that could win over that.


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    haha! google image search never fails! i was fortunate in finding a "male condom" though... something tells me a female one would be slightly... different


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    omg hahahah legato = comic god. im still gonna try though.


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    uh, am i going to be the only other person entering??? come on guys as funny as a condom is, it does not meet the criteria of being an original design, its a normal condom. It does not even do anything out of the ordinary that differentiates if from a current condom today.


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    IDW 0032: Smuggling Aid


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    Design write up.

    What the police have code named baby boomer is one of the latest leaps in the arms war between customs officials and smuggling rings. The boomer is a self contained weapons and substance delivery package which takes the form of a human foetus at 40 weeks of development. The system is contained within a nano bonded dura skin prosthetic appliance designed to mimic the carriers skin tone, with half of the liquid solution being smuggled stored in the form of amniotic fluid sacs and the rest in faux mammary gland appliances.

    Baby

    The baby itself is a low level tactical AI comparable to a Lockheed M scout unit. On activation the units cranium splits to reveal a concealed 9 mm automatic pistol with drum fed ammo storage of 36 rounds. This can be fired both by the AI and manually in the systems automatic weapon mode. Once this has been expended the device automatically switches to hostage mode. The unit immediately seeks the nearest suitable life form (human) and latches onto it, scaling and than attaching to the head or chest. The unit has deployable serrated blades concealed within the radius ulna and fibula bones. Any attempt to approach or remove the unit will result in hostage death. The unit can relay demands via a comm link, and can receive a kill signal in the event of unconsciousness of the owner, or the activation of a pressure sensor in the owners mouth.

    Thus far this system has not been beaten by customs or federal law enforcement, allowing for a hostage to be taken while the actual criminal, and the full amount of smuggled goods escapes. Once the clean signal is given, the unit detaches and seeks to remove itself from human contact. it then releases a small amount of liquid explosive from its cranial cavity allowing it to self terminate .

    In the event the owners life signs terminate in its vicinity, it will track, attach to and destroy the owner, and evidence.

    The baby's 'skeleton' itself is mostly made of a composite material cast into actual bone shapes via a 3d printing system. The skull interior is electromagnetically shielded, with a density ghost pattern representing the form of a human brain.

    The units soft tissues are far more destructible than its real life counterpart with a consistency of light jello,They can easily be pushed through to allow proper handling of the unit in its manual weapon mode and are essentially present to fool MRIT scanners. This is also aided by a Density diffraction membrane built into the outer prosthetic appliance.

    While the design is far from perfect and can be identified by a doctor specialising in pre natal physiology, the average official will be unable to detect the errors. AT this time the only workable solution is the design of a scanning AI capable of differentiating a boomer from an actual foetus, and even then, the unit is still capable of hostage taking and destruction. A counter terrorism unit is handling an investigation into conceptual defences against this weapon, until that time, the official stance is not to search pregnant woman in order to avoid a hostage situation.


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    Well, I'm certainly not entering any IDW contest as long as Flip or another moderator of this section shows up. The Medieval thread, in which I participated has been left hanging for weeks now.


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    eh, that seems to happen... but i wouldnt worry about it ,it will go to judgement sooner or later.


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    Sorry guys, I'll try to be more regular with this. Here's the latest topic: Insurgents' Toolkit

    Are there any more entries for this one or should I post the poll?

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    I really wanted to start taking part in this thread i really did try hard but couldnt think of what id wanted to smuggle great subject it kept me thinking hard for a week great entry with the baby boomer^^ it helped give me a idea of how to present a concept of this type ive never even tryed to design something^^ any tips on the desingning process and different ways to communicate it ?


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