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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

a guy made a coil gun at home, its pretty sweet.

YouTube user Jason, also known as Larsplatoon, has put together a fully functioning coilgun after two years of effort. So WTF is a coilgun? It sounds like something cool. It’s actually a gun that fires a projectile with magnetic force instead of gunpowder.
larsplatoon coilgun diy jason magnetic
It’s almost straight out of science-fiction, but this thing actually works. This coilgun is no toy. Using a large electromagnet, made from 10-gauge magnet wire, it delivers more kinetic energy than a .45 handgun, but less than an M16 rifle, according to Jason. If Jason was able to do this in his backyard with off-the-shelf components, you can just imagine what proper defense contractors should be able to do with a few billion dollars.

15 comments:

  1. Supported! Alos, this is awesome. Car-battery on back, twice as large capacitors, three times longer coils... !!!

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  2. What the fuck, that's fucking awesome.
    Any vides of it?

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  3. ah yes the coil gun (rail gun) this is the future of weapon technology, amazing how he was able to make a handheld one, we made one like that but it was too big to be carried

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  4. Watched the video, its pretty sweet!!!

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  5. Pretty sick Bro! I want one. added ya to the routine

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