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Project Description

The Coil Gun has a modular design. Each 3D printed module houses of a capacitor bank, an accelerator coil, an optical trigger and a charging circuit. The modules can be stacked. The modules could probably be improved by adding circuitry for sensing the speed of the incoming projectile, and then use this as a factor when calculating the timing of the next pulse.

You can find more info on the charging circuit and modules on GitHub, but I will not provide a full schematic for this device. It looks (and probably also performs) like a toy, but the energy levels involved are lethal. Each module will dump approximately 670A into the drive coil in 8ms. If you accidentally touch a HV terminal, you won’t just get burnt – blood vessels in your body will most likely explode. A “capacitor mishap” will guarantee a visit to the emergency room – dead or alive.

 

Timeline

November 2011

Kanonstøperiet – del 1a (vi myser over skuldra til de profesjonelle)

By |November 18th, 2011|Categories: 3D Printing, Coil Gun, Electronics|

Jeg har benyttet den siste uka til å lese meg litt opp på elektromagnetiske akselleratorer. Google er normalt mitt første weapon of choice når jeg skal i gang med nye utfordringer, men søk her har [...]

Kanonstøperiet – del 1 (Jo, alltså strömmen kommer in igenom hålet där.)

By |November 13th, 2011|Categories: 3D Printing, Coil Gun, Electronics|

Hvem fanden kunne forvente at 2FY skulle komme inn handy ? Omtrent det eneste jeg husker er at fysikklæreren terpet noe innmari på at man måtte ha stalagkontroll på enhetene i sine algebraiske krumspring. Dette [...]

Strategic Desktop Initiative

By |November 3rd, 2011|Categories: Coil Gun, Electronics|

Helt siden Ronald Reagan i 1983 lanserte sitt "Strategic Defense Initiative", så har jeg følt en brennende trang til å bygge en rail- eller coil-gun. 1983 var også året da Robert Iannini ga ut det som må ha [...]

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