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Wimshurst Machine + Coil Gun = ? Answered

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
Sessha

9 years ago

i see still a interesting machine

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Sessha
Sessha

9 years ago

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?

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

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).

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

9 years ago

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