Vap's coilgun vid

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Jul 3, 2008

Vap's coilgun vid by vapour99 at 4:41 AM (1,535 Views / 0 Likes) 6 replies

  1. vapour99
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    hello all!

    I think this is the right place to drop a random tidbit of scrumptous science tasting destruction! You see, Ive just recently built a coilgun; a rather science-y-device that uses electromagnetism to propell a ferromagnetic projectile from a barrel.

    Wikipedia:

    " coilgun is a type of projectile accelerator that uses one or more electromagnetic coils to accelerate a magnetic projectile to high velocity. Coilguns accelerate the projectile using contactless means. The name Gauss gun is sometimes used for such devices in reference to Carl Friedrich Gauss, who formulated mathematical descriptions of the electromagnetic effect used by magnetic accelerators.

    Coilguns consist of one or more coils arranged along the barrel that are switched in sequence so as to ensure that the projectile is accelerated quickly along the barrel via magnetic forces. Because coilguns have no sliding contact, no wear or erosion occurs to the barrel, and the working life of a coilgun is potentially infinite. In this way, coilguns are distinct from railguns, which pass a large current through the projectile or sabot via sliding contacts."

    here is the video I just finished that showcases my most recent creations:



    (if the link isnt up when u are reading: heres the direct link: coilgun Vid
    enjoy!

    PS its a science toy not a gun [​IMG]
     
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    Embed videos like so:
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    thanks, I wasent sure if it was the full http link or jsut the ID code.
     
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    Holy shizz that is some cool stuff, what type of projectile does it shoot?
     
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    there are a pics of the projectiles, they are 3mm thick, 15 gram sawed-off bolts with the ends sharpened with a grinder, not very penetrative, but they pack a punch.
     
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    video.jaggle.nl/20060402_Rookbom.wmv

    Some years ago i made a big-ish smoke bomb around new years eve XD to bad there was so much wind [​IMG]

    (yeah kinda offtopic, but it was science too!!!)

    PS: yeah it looks like a shitty neighbourhood that's because it is [​IMG] they broke that part down a year later [​IMG]
     
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    ya gotta post that on youtube cause damn! its HUGE and gad the smoke XD great idea

    update: I just spraypainted the "rifle" black and am designing a "Warning" decal for the gun

    it looks much cooler now, Ill have to post a follow-up in the near future

    when I watch tthe vid I posted only yesterday, the rifle looks so yucky compared to the new paintjob

    Now, It was compard to the "logan's run pistol"
     

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