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1kJ Homemade Railgun

video 1kJ Homemade Railgun
I have made a picture and caption instructable of how to make this: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Homemade-Railgun/

This is a 1kJ railgun that I made for my high school science fair project, using a 15600uF capacitor bank. I wanted to determine what proportion of the energy in the capacitors was actually converted to kinetic energy (it turns out not much if any).




would really like to see a text and image tutorial for this.
I just made one :)
meseta1 year ago
Her, really interesting work. Just to let you know, we've featured this on our new projects/hacks/mods site: http://modthat.com/highschool-science-fair-railgun/ Hopefully someone knowledgeable about railguns will be able to help. Best of luck!
marcrigter (author)  meseta1 year ago
Thats awesome! Thanks!
rimar20001 year ago
Interesting work.

Thanks for put captions on video!
marcrigter (author)  rimar20001 year ago
Cheers man!