Thursday, 27 June 2013

Coilgun!

Sometimes my fellow nerds worry me. When the topic of coilguns comes up is one of those times.

Don't get me wrong, they're great way to learn about electromagnets, and I built one a few years ago. If you want to make your own then this video is a good place to start:



But mine was just powerful enough to scare the pigeons off my windowsill. The guy in the next clip seems to have gotten a bit carried away*.....  



* By 'a bit carried away' I mean he may be looking for a vey nerdy way commit murder....