Introduction: Mini Coilgun

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this is my mini coilgun


Articas (author)2010-03-23

how do i wind the coil e.g.
===== (barrel)
           <- one layer this way
one layer that way ->

onlyonething (author)Articas2010-07-10

yeah, thats how i did it

anodeify (author)onlyonething2010-11-08

thats why i wont work olny one way or your cross the magnetic feild

thestyrofoampeanut (author)2009-08-19

i made a coilgun with a bigger barrel and overall structure. i notice that when i charge for a minute nd a half, it does fine but very weak.when i go longer, it just sort of jiggles in the barrel. help? o i used two different gauges of wire connected in the middle of the coil (youll see) ill put up some pics...........

thats cool!

The neeter u wind the coil the better, wind it in only one direction too. when u get to the end run it streight back and start on the next layer, that will give u the best magnetic feild

so closeup you can see the different gauges of wire and sorta see my circut setup.... the metal rod is ammo

max0506 (author)2010-01-13

Hello guys
I am making a coilgun made of a disposable camera and some capacitors.
I have made a drawing with google sketch-up. Could you please check if I have made all the connections right? ( I am not an expert ……… yet)
please reply!

ARJOON (author)2009-12-23

but when making the coil. does the wire need to be insulated so that they don't touch each other. otherwise it will be just like a metal tube

shawntherobot (author)2009-10-22

why didnt you just put a battery in the area where it is empty and if you have enough room put another extra batterey for if the other one runs out

silencekilla (author)2009-04-16

can you post instructions for this pleasee? all the other coilgun instructions arent really step-by-step so i have had a hard time building one.

i have already taken this one apart but i can post a new one one with step by step instructions as soon as i get my camera...give me about a week

ok ive started work so i should be done within a few days(3-4)

awsome dude thanks

private message me with a link after you posted it pleaseee?

i can do that though my camera is actin up so it might be an extra day or so sry

thats okay man no prob

486dx4 (author)2009-04-12

I really would like to see instructions on this one too, it looks like a nice simple design that would be a fun little project.

onlyonething (author)486dx42009-04-18

it was indeed

catdog (author)2009-04-09

great only one thing where are the instructions and how far does it shoot

onlyonething (author)catdog2009-04-17

this one shot about about 45-50 feet,i could hit a pop can from about 20 feet so the accuracy is pretty good too

catdog (author)catdog2009-04-09

i would seriously make one if u put instruction HURRY

microman171 (author)catdog2009-04-09

Try here.

486dx4 (author)microman1712009-04-12

i would agree with you if the name of this site wasn't INSTRUCTables

maruawe (author)catdog2009-04-10

ditto for me ,If you are going to the trouble to do something, how you did it would be a very good idea.......Video's are neat to watch but while putting together printed instructions are best.......

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