My Coilgun





Introduction: My Coilgun

These are just some pictures of my coilgun. I would make a video, but the dang thing stopped working. In desperation, i removed the relay and rewired it, but the charging circiut was fried. But here are some pictures of it anyways!
u should not wind a coil by hand, and th coil should be 5 times as much as this coil. The cap. bank should also be much larger



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    how many winds are you useing on you coil

    i used a 22 gauge wire and wrapped it around 30 times, 5 times around.

    Is it okay to use a skinnier or thicker gauge? Is there a difference?
    (I plan to buy 800 ft of 24 ga)

    eeh, its better to use thicker wire, but it doesnt really matter, 24 gauge sounds good :)

    Okay. I found out that I can get 22 gauge also, but sense thicker wire is better, how thick should I get?
    Thanks for the reply.

    Uhm, yeah man, 22 is fine. anything bigger is just overduing it. it should work perfect with 22! and yeah, no problem. i think your the kid that told me to make a mini coilgun! i tried and got really really far, but then i think the circuit broke, and i had it glewed in and everything :( sorry :P

    Haha possibly :P
    Sorry it broke, but hey, it was fun, right? haha.
    Another quick question: is it really necessary to use a relay switch?

    and oh yeah, i turned this gun into a new one with a stock! i might take some photos later ^-^

    Awesome! I was thinking, would it be possible to just use two pieces of steel as the trigger? Would that stick too much?
    Maybe if there is another kind of metal...

    you jsut descibed a normal switch haha, it would work in theory, but it might shock the CRAP out of you if you touch the other piece at the same time! and i dont really know why you couldnt just get a simple high amp switch lol,