I can see this type of weapon technology going mainstream someday once the parts can be shrunk and made more efficient:

Gauss-GunAs you can see from the video, the gun is quite complicated and it’s not that powerful.  Cool DIY project though nevertheless.

OH NOES UNTRACEABLE MURDER BULLETS WHICH CAN BE MADE FROM HOUSEHOLD METALS!  That’s what news headlines will read when these become more powerful and mainstream and looking for a spot on the “ban” or “restricted” lists.  Hopefully we can ban spoons, forks, soup cans, and anything else that could be made into a deadly projectile for this high electrical capacity assault weapon.

You can check out more pictures and info over on the DIY guy’s website Delta-V Engineering.


Hat tip: Kevin, Alan, Scott


To ultimately shoot someone in an environmentally friendly way:

hahah the video is pretty good… electrocution, fires, a dancing unibrow etc…

You can check out his blog post on how to build it… but a word of caution, you might want to do your own calculations. ;)

Building-A-Coil-GunI believe coil guns have great potential for civilian use in the future once we can reduce the size of some of the components, and increase the current.  Someone actually did build a portable rifle version that seemed to be fairly powerful, which I blogged about a while back. We definitely aren’t quite there yet though…