Build your own coilgun with 3D printed winding rig

Build your own coilgun with 3D printed winding rig

Miros, a maker from Slovakia, has built a 3D printed coilgun “without massive capacitors.” The weapon uses battery-powered coils, and is powerful enough to (slightly) dent a piece of wood using metal ammunition. While some countries have taken an aggressively defensive stance over 3D printed guns, most people agree that maker experiments like this 3D printed coilgun are just harmless fun. Harmless, unless you’re Miros’ wooden target, that is. Coilguns, sometimes known as Gauss rifles, are projectile accelerators that use electromagnetic coils to accelerate a ferromagnetic or conducting projectile. While coilguns can be fairly complex pieces of equipment, projects […]

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