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post in the comments your coilgun, capacitor bank, and how your coilgun works. I want to know everything about it. EX: how long your coil is, how many layers your coil is, how you built it, etc. The more you put the better. I also would like some advice on my new coilgun I'm building. I want to use flash-capacitors and 26-gauge wire. I don't want to use a lethal amount of electricity if at all possible.


Thanks!

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caitlinsdad (author)2011-06-26

Colossus
283 kilojoules
Classified.

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Goodhart (author)caitlinsdad2011-06-27

Classified as immovable and impracticable LOL

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Goodhart (author)Goodhart2011-06-27

oh I HOPE I didn't hurt your feeling with that last comment...

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Kiteman (author)2011-06-27

Have you read the various coil-gun Instructables?

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Pyrofan (author)Kiteman2011-06-27

Yes and they say a lot but I'm new to electronics and don't understand some of the stuff they say/do A lot of people also say that your coil length and how many layers you do is different when using different amounts of electricity.

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Kiteman (author)Pyrofan2011-06-27

They don't say any more than what you're asking for here.

Pick a project that uses the materials you have available, then see how you go.

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