Portable Coilgun

Technical Data:

- Action: single stage, bolt
- Power supply: 12V NiMH battery (fires about 15 times/charge)
- Charging: 40 watt regulated ZVS flyback driver (charge time ~30s)
- Capacitor bank: 4x 3900uF @ 400VDC
- Stored electrical energy: ~1.25kJ
- Switch: SCR
- Efficiency: unknown, probably 1-3%
- Body: lightweight ABS plastic pipe and sheets

Pretty cool design.

Word on the street is that he is working on a 1.21 Gigawatt version that is powered by a flux capacitor. I’m not holding my breath though.

More Pictures – HERE

Forum Discussion – HERE

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Raph84 September 21, 2010 at 11:00 am

1.21 Gigawatts….GREAT SCOTT!

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TSN4 September 21, 2010 at 11:47 am

When they ATF see’s this they are going to #$%@ themselves….

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Alex B September 21, 2010 at 01:33 pm

What is disturbing to me is the the “grip” is a SIG pistol

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Ken September 21, 2010 at 03:47 pm

Impressive.

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Evil Josh September 21, 2010 at 05:22 pm

I just showed this to my room mate. I believe the next logical step is for us to discuss how to create a more powerful version. Maybe with a backpack battery/capacitor array.

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CinSC September 22, 2010 at 11:36 am

His mom’s gonna be mad at him for shootin up all that stuff.

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Buy Kydex September 23, 2010 at 03:08 pm

Does anyone have information on the slug size and FPS of the projectile he was firing? Someone said they thought it was a 800gr slug going at 500fps, but I’m pretty sure it’s dead wrong. Nice to see someone is working on something gun-related even though it’s electrical. I’m a bit worried overall though that some idiot somewhere will do something stupid and get someone hurt.

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Quint Young January 29, 2013 at 05:38 pm

Needs fins to stabilize properly.

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