So when [GreatScott] rebuilt his recent DIY coil gun with discrete logic, mechanism for a small coil gun, and as such he chose an Arduino to. How to Make a Coilgun. When you hear the word coilgun, you might imagine a futuristic weapon that shoots electricity or coils, but these experimental devices. A coil-gun uses a magnetic field to accelerate a bullet up to projectile speed. Jason’s uses a bank of recycled rechargeable laptop batteries to.

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You can prototype with an Arduino Mini which uses a surface mounted CPU on a DIP carrier and produce a single board version of the project later with either type of mount.

The first time I saw it was last week on a german website. Three of the different projectiles that I have used with success are shown in Figure Upload a picture for other readers to see.

Actually, the circuit would be very simple and intuitive. Capacitor energy storage bank wiring diagram.

I have spent way too much time reading over TI flavor of the week dev boards under the thinking that they were better for my small project than an arduino for what ever reason only to discover small bits of errata far to late, and see that TI has dropped support of the board by the time I get around to reusing the board for something else.

For the solenoid, you most likely will have to remove the plunger and outer casing, so it looks like this: There is a battery in this circuit. Side view of control panel and circuit board.


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I used quite a few turns Answer this question Flag as The projectile should reach speeds of around 80 feet per second. Find a sort of button in the middle of the flash circuit. That means you can get away with a single chip that contains two timers.

Why did they use a microcontroller? Ok, I am waiting for your blogpost when you do coklgun with an Intel Curie. When the gun is completed, it will be calibrated and fired. I suggest you use this plugin to create your safe space since this is obviously a trigger word for you.

Plastic Guns In other languages: Even if they did refer to the arduino as a micro, so what? When firing, the coil of wire induces an intense magnetic field that draws the ferromagnetic projectile into the barrel.

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You should now have a bobbin and E-cores similar to the ones shown in Figure 5-A. Tell us more about it? The propulsion for these systems is the detonation of gunpowder that causes an explosion behind a projectile positioned in a tube barrel that is closed at one end the breech.

For more information on coil guns, click here. On the other side of the bobbin, coilgub the end of a piece of 34 AWG magnet wire on post number 5 and then wind the secondary coil of turns in even layers. If you decide to fabricate your own projectiles, then experiment with different sizes and weights until you find one that works well.


How simple do you want? Where you abuse a very specific logic chip as transistors analog style and limit your fire time with a one shot in the first place. Dear Sir, Fiy this circuit, Which type of Capacitor? When this has been done, find the capacitor, which would be a cylindrical thing, larger than most of the components in the circuit. Larsplatoon claims in the video caption that the energy stored in the capacitors is 78 times the lethal amount for human beings.

Locate the ferrite core transformer and unsolder it from the PCB printed circuit board.

Resistor R1 and capacitor C2 control the base current and operating frequency of the oscillator. You may well be. The Cockcroft-Walton voltage multiplier is an interesting device that was named after Douglas Cockcroft and Ernest Walton.

When Q2 is switched on, the base of Q1 is pulled to ground which stops oscillation of the transformer, turning the charging action off. Use a knife or saw with a fine blade to cut the glue at the points where the core halves are in contact if the E-cores are glued together. The microcontroller is generally faster to implement, less complicated for implementation, and generally less expensive to implement, especially in a commercial design, and easier to change when correcting bugs or adding features.