How to Make a Mini Gaussian Gun

Here’s a short presentation that will show you how to build a miniature version of a traditional gaussian gun. But first, what is a gaussian gun? According to wikipedia, it is a type of magnetic accelerator gun that uses one or more electromagnetic coils to accelerate a magnetic shell to very high velocities. Full-sized gaussian guns are usually built out of a few large capacitors and a circuit breaker, but for the mini version, we’ll only use six steel ball bearings and two neodymium magnets to power the device up.

¬†And now that you know how to make your own miniature gaussian gun, here’s a short clip that will show you a real one in action.
Impressive isn’t it?