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programmable micro-controller for multi-stage coil gun? Answered

Hey everyone, right now I'm in the early design stages for a large, two coil, coil-gun that I'm going to be building sometime in the next few months ( I need to gather the money for the project lol)

Anywho, I'm looking for a programmable micro-controller that I can easily adjust ( I know some programming, mostly C++ and java script) That can send a low voltage signal to two separate thyristors at a certain interval ( probably a few milliseconds apart, but maybe even lower), or not send a signal to one at all, if needed.

On a side note, one thing I can't find anywhere, for maximum velocity, should the two coils have the same, or different strength ( aka, should the second give off a stronger magnetic burst then the first, or should they be the same.

If anyone knows a better way to do this than using a micro controller, then please feel free to tell me. 


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