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Wimshurst Machine + Coil Gun = ?

I recently participated in my school's science fair. My project was about magnetic pulse accelerators(coil guns). I have been thinking about making a Wimshurst machine. Could I attach it to the coil of wire to get a very impressive result?

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Sessha (author)2012-02-23

i see still a interesting machine

Sessha (author)2012-02-22

I'm curious what a Wimshurst machine is but could it be used to boost the output or the capacitor bank..... could it's amperage be boosted with a amplifier?

kelseymh (author)Sessha2012-02-22

Did you try typing "Wimshurst machine" into either Google or Wikipedia? Both of them can answer your question (the answer is No, by the way).

steveastrouk (author)2012-02-10

Nope. A Wimshurst machine is an electrostatic machine - it can deliver high voltages, but at very, very low currents.