Electro Magnetic Spike Generator:

This is my EMP generator I designed and built using a cheap camera flash, £14 worth of 400V capacitors and some junk I had laying around. It demonstrates electro-magnetic induction by kicking an aluminium disk in the air. When the device is powered it charges 20 X 100uf capacitors to 400 V.

When this energy is released into a coil, a huge magnetic field is generated and induces a current in to the aluminuim disk. Now you might be thinking, "how will the disk be repelled if it is aluminium and is therefore not magentic". Well this current induced in the disk, creates an opposing magnetic field which boots it about 10 foot into the air.
  • This is enough current  to KILL YOU

This the old video:

<p>that sound is really cool the the disc vibrates while its in the air :)</p>
<p>you die!</p>
I would like to have a very small emp device. I am willing to pay for all the expenses. <br>Please let me if any of you can help.
You should try using a thicker disc, I have a 3300uF 380V cap bank, about 240J, it shoots a 30g 5mm thick 60mm diameter aluminum disc at over 20m/s. My coil is totally flat, its 15 layers of 1.5mm thick magnet wire. It easily shoots the disc through a bit thicker cardboard. <br> <br>I used a very thin disc at first too and then i tried the thicker one and noticed that it actually flies at the same speed as the thinner one, so the kinetic energy was multiplied by 5 by just using thicker projectile.
Hey! Nice instructable! How did you do the coil? <br>By the way: 20 X 100uF caps are 2000uf so the capbank has 0,5 x 0,002F x 400^2 = 160j = 160Ws
great scotts, MARTY! Yeah your right, I will now change it. To make the coil I twisted it around a 4&quot; pipe and then held it in place with tape.
would realy hate to see this as a coil gun
Its funny you should say that. Ive made an addon that plugs into the output to make it a coil gun.
now that you should show a vid of what it can do i made one pure by accident was ment to be a pulse motor but insted fired the welding rods i was using at the core was copeing the cam flash would give it an extra kick it did to much lol
How did you charge the caps too 400v?
The camera flash circuit charges the capacitor bank up to 400V. Most disposable cameras have one but they only go up to 270 ~ 360 V. I used a proper hotshoe camera flash (external) as they are more powerful.
Clever thinking man! I wonder what would happen if you hooked it up to some external wires wrapped around the ferrite core of a flyback that might do some crazy s**t.
Did you use a camera flash or something?
Is there an equation or something that you used to figure out that 750A flowed in the 10ms pulse? Could you tell me what it is?<br>
that thing is skarry<br>
Awesome! Congrats.
This is realy cool! Well done!

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