Monday, September 30, 2013

Deus ex machine gun

I absolutely loved the conclusion to "Breaking Bad" last night but one thing has been nagging at me.  Walt built an extremely complicated machine-gun-firing device in - what? - one afternoon?  The trigger was rigged to the trunk latch, it had a vertical-rising table, and an oscillating arm.  This wasn't exactly an Erector-set contraption since the recoil from the M60 would be significant.  I just think it would have taken an MIT engineer about a week.

1 comment:

Roger Bournival said...

Maybe he ran the trigger and the oscillator off a small compressor in the trunk?