My 330V 78Joule Coilgun

Introduction: My 330V 78Joule Coilgun

About: “Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.” Nikola Tesla

I built this for a school project faire. It has slots for different size coils so I am not limited to one barrel. It has a custom built control box with: Power, HV in, 2 switches to control which capacitor bank to charge, and a firing switch... As you can see I also made the power supply too. I bought the metal case at fry's electronics down in burbank, CA. It has a power indicator and charge indicator LED to tell when the capacitors have reached maximum charge. It takes about 30seconds for one bank to charge. Each capacitor bank consists of 6 330VDC 120uF flash capacitors.

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    12 Comments

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    tazerboy
    tazerboy

    10 years ago on Introduction

    will somebody get this dude a silicon controlled rectifier

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    nagasgura
    nagasgura

    10 years ago on Introduction

    "sparky" can be charged with a camera circuit as long as you hook it up to a voltmeter to make sure it doesn't overcharge.

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    ARJOON
    ARJOON

    10 years ago on Introduction

    lol. same handwritting as mine. however you could have used acrylic sheets for more aesthetic view. nice control panel awsome. a better work could have been done with your coil. what type of wire did you use

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    Mudbud
    Mudbud

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    the one that's on it now is 30AWG

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    zack247
    zack247

    10 years ago on Introduction

    what is in the power supply? is it a camera flash charger?

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    Mudbud
    Mudbud

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Yes it is. Its all I had at the time.