Hand Held Railgun

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Atomic_Ed, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Atomic_Ed

    Atomic_Ed Member

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    As a Sci-Fi buff and a scientist, I think I'm obligated to build one of these when I retire. Not much punch for it's size, but some clever engineering and thinking went into this.

    http://www.engadget.com/2015/10/19/3d-printed-handheld-railgun/

    Another 20 years of development and we all may have one in our gun safes.
     
  2. Outlaw

    Outlaw Supporting Member

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    In 20 years I wouldn't even be able to pick it up :(
     

  3. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    Up the battery to 600 volts using super capacitors... higher the voltage and current the better!
     
  4. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    Well, You would be a perfect candidate for a replicator of my STG
    or "Simplified Tesla Generator". PM me and we'll talk ;)

    I am sending out the "Date of Origination" emails, with a brief description of
    the theory and overview of the device. If it works, replicators will get a
    "free working model" for the cost of parts. ;)