Portable DIY Coilgun Looks Totally Badass

Wow, not only is the technical design on this portable coilgun impressive, but the whole thing looks completely badass. Check it out:

After 2 long years of on-and-off work my coilgun project is finally completed. For anyone who doesn’t know what a coilgun is, it’s a gun that fires a projectile with magnetic force instead of gunpowder. The projectile from this gun won’t kill a person, but the electrical energy stored in the capacitors is 78 times the lethal amount for human beings so this is no toy.

[Via Crunchgear]

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6 Responses to Portable DIY Coilgun Looks Totally Badass

  1. I think that the design could be improved by using a larger gauge wire(which would allow more turns and layers which equals more magnetic force), and longer magnetic field coil, and a thinner, longer "bullet" or "bolt"

  2. I think that the design could be improved by using a larger gauge wire(which would allow more turns and layers which equals more magnetic force), and longer magnetic field coil, and a thinner, longer "bullet" or "bolt"