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24,000j Capacitor Discharge System

In the past I’ve been launching "rockets" via induction pads, and a bunch of other discharge experiments at 3500j of energy…the science, videos and some numbers can be seen throughout this site. Now I’m building a much more massive system of ~24,000j of energy. Induction launchers, coil guns, rail guns, etc etc etc can be […]

2.3kj Completely Self Contained Induction Cannon

I’ve been collecting parts for this project for a while…and with the 24kj system taking most of my time, this one went largely on hold for a while. But I now have everything I need, and have built the enclosure. The capacitors are two 400v @ 14400uf lytics (HUGE!!). They will be charged off a […]

100psi Air Cannon

100psi Hand Held Self Contained Air Cannon This is a relatively simple device bodged together from junk I had around. Take some PVC parts, an old tire inflator, solenoid, capacitor, inverter and various other stuff, and you end up with something like this: Watch out! This sucker is powerful…and can be seen in this video: […]

Induction Launchers & EM Rocketry

Induction Launchers (aka Mass Driver) A Ring Launcher is an inductive launcher. When the coil is energized, it creates a strong magnetic field around it. Since this coil is flat and a non-ferrous ring is placed direcly upon it, this magnetic field creates a huge rush of current in the ring itself. This current turns […]

Gaussgun/Coilgun

Gauss Gun (aka Coil Gun) A Gauss Gun is a weapon that fires projectiles using electricity instead of combusion or air pressure. The basic concept is to dump a ton of energy into a coil as fast as possible, generating a strong magnetic field to “suck” the projectile through the coil. The trick is to […]