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  Coil gun - HvWiki
As more turns are added to the coil, the strength of the B field for a given current is increased, however the maximum current in the coil is decreased due to the extra resistance of the wire and inductance in the coil.
The length of the pulse is defined by the inductance of the coil, the capacitance, the resistance in the circuit as well as the complex interactions between the projectile and the coil.
The best coil for a given capacitor size is the one where when the capacitor is discharged and accelerates a load, the pulse width is approximately equal to what you wanted it to be and the magnetic force exerted on the load is approximately equal to what you wanted it to be.
wiki.4hv.org /index.php/Coil_gun   (4492 words)

Above, some unusual solid state Tesla coils on the left using SIDACs instead of a spark gap, centre using a Royer circuit and on the right a vacuum tube based coil and its sparks.
High speed photos of Tesla coil sparks showing detail of events in time after the spark (left), before the main spark (center) and details of the polarity of each trailing spark.
The 6 inch coil was the top of 11,000 Google Tesla coil images from May - Oct 2005 and Jan - July 2006.
tesladownunder.com   (2118 words)

A rail gun is a method of converting electrical power into kinetic energy of a metal projectile.
I have used a coil in series to limit the initial current flow but it is clear from the flash seen through the teflon that this is still only occurring in the first few inches or so.
This is the world arsenal of proper hand held coil guns.
tesladownunder.com /Rail_gun.htm   (1527 words)

  DC powered hybrid coil gun employing superconducting elements - Patent 4966884
The hybrid coil gun defined in claim 11 wherein said means for applying a propellant to said piston includes a combustion chamber in said means defining said at least one barrel and means for initiating detonation of an explosive composition received in said chamber.
The hybrid coil gun defined in claim 12 wherein said downstream portion of said barrel faces in a direction opposite a direction in which said upstream portion faces and said upstream and downstream portions are mechanically connected together to minimize recoil.
The hybrid coil gun defined in claim 13 wherein said closed-loop portion of said coil means is connected electrically in parallel to a plurality of further windings on respective downstream portions of said means defining said barrel for propelling respective projectiles therefrom.
www.freepatentsonline.com /4966884.html   (3523 words)

  Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One of the greatest limitations to the coil gun is the rate at which the ferromagnetic projectile becomes fully saturated by the magnetic field and the rate at which it loses its magnetic saturation.
Coil resistance is also on top of the list of major limitations, when dumping large amounts of electrical energy into a coil, the majority of its energy is lost as it is converted to heat because of resistance.
The coil gun was actually first called the "electric gun" and first described in detail as a way to launch vehicles into outer space from the earth's surface in the 1897 science fiction novel "A Trip to Venus" by John Munro and published in 1897 by Jarrold & Sons, London.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=coilgun   (1153 words)

  Coil gun   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A coil gun (also Gauss gun) is another type of electromagnetic accelerator, but should not be confused with a rail gun, which accelerates projectiles down two parallel conducting rails.
A large electrical current is pulsed on the coil and a strong magnetic field forms, pulling the projectile to the center of the coil.
Coil guns are a popular device in science fiction, espcially sci-fi role playing and video games, where they go under such names as Gauss cannon or Gauss rifle (e.g., in Battletech).
www.wapipedia.org /wikipedia/mobiletopic.aspx?cur_title=Coil_gun   (205 words)

 SoldierTech: Future Tank Gun Systems
Coil guns, as the name implies, are made up of a series of individual EM coils wrapped around a non-conductive barrel.
The coil gun accelerates the projectile, which in this case must be made of a ferromagnetic (affected by magnetic fields) but non-magnatizable metal, by energizing the coils individually to attract the projectile to the center of each coil.
Prototype of the Leopard 2 with the 140 mm gun.
www.military.com /soldiertech/0,14632,Soldiertech_TankGun,,00.html   (1429 words)

 Coil Gun   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Coil Gun The projectiles were evaluated by measuring their effect on the inductance and the Q of a test coil.
Porphyre's TEP Armory A coil gun suspends the projectile in a magnetic fieldand uses magnetic fields for propulsion of the object.
Coil guns are currently being researched as a satellite launcher.One roller coaster uses a (partial) coil gun to accelerate the coaster.
www.fitness-finds.com /directory/gun/coil-gun.html   (556 words)

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A coil gun witch is also known as a gauss gun is essentially a linier accelerator; they are capable of accelerating bullet sized metal objects around 35m/sec using simple electronics and inexpensive materials.
Most coils are made of 18 to 22 gauge enamel wire and have around 9 layers a calculator can be found here to determine the optimum number of turns and layers in your coil but you must first decide on capacitors to use it.
There are a few things to remember when constructing a coil gun, the more joules the more powerful (but the more joules also mean the more dangerous) and the more turns in the coil the stronger the magnetic field is.
home.comcast.net /~irwinner/coil_gun.html   (577 words)

 Porphyre's TEP Armory
Also possible for the coil gun only would be a slide (in any top corner) that would adjust the projectile speed: reload time ratio.
A coil gun suspends the projectile in a magnetic field and uses magnetic fields for propulsion of the object.
Coil guns are currently being researched as a satellite launcher.
www.fortunecity.com /tattooine/gibson/188/armory.htm   (1082 words)

 Hacked Gadgets - DIY Tech Blog » Blog Archive » DIY Coil Hand Gun
In a traditional gun the fast burn of the powder has a hard recoil at the start and then tapers off, while a coil gun could spread the recoil out for a longer stretch of time.
This idea is also like the Gauss gun which uses 2 magnets, a stationary one, and a round one, and when you place a round where the stationary one is, and have a rail for the ball to go on, it can launch (if w/ good magnets) at fairly high speeds, not practical just cool.
In mass-lock guns the part that does the reloading (slide/lock) is also the part that absorbs a significant amount of the recoil against its own mass and a reloading spring.
hackedgadgets.com /2006/06/15/diy-coil-hand-gun   (8065 words)

 Rail Guns, Coil Guns, & Other "Futuristic" Weapons - RightNation.US
Coil guns and rail guns can be very useful for stopping missiles or planes as damaging the aerodynamics or electronics is all you need to accomplish.
A coil/rail gun concept for a portable weapon must still be subject to the same requirements as a cartridge weapon, that is, to be effective it must STOP the target.
While a coil gun will probably never be as effective as a man-killer, in a true combat situation, as conventional weapons, it does hold promise for other applications, as you note.
www.rightnation.us /forums/index.php?showtopic=115403   (5666 words)

 Coilgun Information
A coilgun (also known as Gauss gun, Gauss cannon or Gauss rifle) is a type of cannon that uses a series of electromagnets to accelerate a magnetic shell to very high velocities.
A large current is pulsed through the coil and a strong magnetic field forms, pulling the projectile to the center of the coil.
A superconducting quench gun could be created by successively quenching a line of adjacent coaxial superconducting coils forming a gun barrel, generating a wave of magnetic field gradient travelling at any desired speed.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Coilgun   (955 words)

 Coilgun Basics 2
The coil length needs to be at least as long as the projectile so a longer projectile will mean a longer coil.
The wire diameter isn't critical, what is important is that the coil has sufficient resistance to limit the current to a safe level.
If the projectile is the same length as the coil the switch will open shortly before the projectile gets to the middle of the coil producing good current timing.
www.coilgun.eclipse.co.uk /coilgun_basics_2.html   (1329 words)

 Wonko Labs » coil gun
This is the basis of a coil gun.
When current is run through the coil of wire it becomes an electromagnet.
Power Source: The power source for this coil gun is two capacitors that I pulled out of an old CRT monitor.
www.wonkolabs.com /?page_id=22   (385 words)

 Electro-Magnetic Guns   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One attempt at a gun for higher velocities used differential pistons (a large one, driven by methane/oxygen combustion, connected to a small one for compression of the drive gas) to provide a high pressure of hydrogen gas (hydrogen is the lightest, and hence fastest expanding, of all gasses).
Two basic types of electromagnetic gun are described in the patent literature, the rail gun and the coil gun.
A series of solenoid coils are sequentially connected to sources of stored electrical energy (capacitors) generating a magnetic field which travels down the bore of the gun.
users.tm.net /lapointe/EMGuns.html   (602 words)

The EM-15 coil gun is a handheld, battery powered (12 VDC) rifle that is capable of launching a.30 caliber metallic projectile at adjustable velocities.
Other components of the gun are the barrel, breech loading mechanism, battery supply, capacitor bank, control panel, display, projectile, pistol grip with trigger assembly and an aluminum stock that contains all of the components.
The initial position of the projectile seated in the coil is important to achieve maximum velocities at different voltage levels.
www.thinkbotics.com /military.htm   (434 words)

 Three Stage Coil Gun   (Site not responding. Last check: )
All the circuits carry low currents except for the wires connecting the coils to the caps and to the anode of the SCR's.
The coils should be mounted at least an inch apart to allow for adjustment of the sensors.
Theoretically the coil spacing is not too important but there will be some friction in the barrel, so a longer barrel will slow the projectile somewhat.
mgc314.home.comcast.net /coilgun3.htm   (1141 words)

 Fabulous Adventures In Coding : That's a Big Transistor
Coil guns are very easy to build -- in fact, I've built one myself.
So a coil gun stage has three basic parts: the coil itself, something which stores the electricity -- usually a capacitor of some kind -- and a switch to connect the power source to the coil at exactly the right moment.
Second, the farther the projectile is from the coil when the coil is energized, the weaker the magnetic pull will be; you don't want to waste power by turning the magnet on while the object is too far away to get much oomph from it.
blogs.msdn.com /ericlippert/archive/2005/01/21/358512.aspx   (4283 words)

 Investigation of Linear Induction   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The coil gun successfully propelled a ferrous projectile through the center of two coils, each coil accelerated the projectile.
With proper timing, the load and stator should have been accelerated down the motor and track by the magnetic fields of the coils; however, we were unable to complete this experiment.
To the left is the launch tube of the coil gun, to the right are the projectiles used with the coil gun.
campus.umr.edu /physics/alab/limwebpage/limindex.htm   (198 words)

A rail gun is a method of converting electrical power into kinetic energy of a metal projectile.
I have used a coil in series to limit the initial current flow but it is clear from the flash seen through the teflon that this is still only occurring in the first few inches or so.
The forces on the coil are axial compression and radial expansion leading to coil disruption and inter turn shorting.
tesladownunder.iinet.net.au /Rail_gun.htm   (1527 words)

 ArthurGuy.co.uk - Coil Gun
I started building my first coil gun after something that we covered in A level physics gave me the idea.
The first prototype was made by winding standard equipment wire around a piece of copper pipe; I can't remember if it worked or not but something must have happened because I went on to build the next prototype.
Using a 12v battery as a power source and a small piece of 8mm steal as the projectile the first tests were carried out, given that I was triggering the coil by quickly touching the wire to the battery terminal it performed very well.
www.arthurguy.co.uk /coilgun   (155 words)

 Bostitch N80CB-1 Round Head 1-1/2 to 3-1/4-Inch Coil Framing Nailer
What I like about coil nailers is the volume of nails it holds and this gun is comfortable to use with plenty of power.
A nail head is being wedged into one of the interior coils, flip the gun counter-clockwise in your hand and it's a simple process of pushing straightening the coil with your finger or another nail, takes like 2 seconds.
Anyone who has carried 15 pounds (exageration) of stick nails in their pouch knows how heavy they are and how fast they actually go, so you are constantly walking to the nail box and then, which is really fun when you are sheathing a roof.
www.i-love-cats.com /cat-supplies/Cat-551242-B0000225IH-Bostitch_N80CB_1_Utility_Coil_Nailer.html   (1115 words)

 Home of Janitha Karunaratne   (Site not responding. Last check: )
So I did have a plan on building a mutli stage coil gun later on in the summer, but then I decided to use this for now, since it was 2am and I was sick of studying for finals needed to do something for a break.
A coil gun simply puts the metal peice a little off to the center of the solenoid, and then apply a large current to the coil.
In 15 minutes I had a working coil gun that shoots a metal peice across my table (2m long) and this was a large projectile compared to the size of the coil.
www.janitha.com /page/8   (2091 words)

The wood is to secure the coil, and the red tape crap covers a protective layer of iron laminations that are wrapped around the coil.
I also needed a hefty protection diode, because the voltage kickback from the coil would potentially be able to screw up the capacitor, so the diode would be employed to absorb this kick.
This is the bit that is equivalent to the bolt of a gun.
www.penguinslab.com /coilgun.htm   (964 words)

 A coil gun missing part problem
Most coil guns, have a projectile placed just outside the coil, when the coil is enegised, the projectile it strongly attracted to the centre of the coil, but the pulse has stopped by the time it gets there, so it just goes through the coil, and out the other end.
Also, because the secondary coil is simply a 'ring' (a single turn on a transformer) the voltage from the first coil is stepped down....by *1st coil turns : 1* And the current is stepped up.
I can only assume you want a hollow coil, with a nail just outside of it, so that when you discharge your cap through the coil, the nail is pulled into the coil and thrown out the other side.
www.edaboard.com /ftopic161478-0.html   (2168 words)

 Jeff's CoilGun Instructions
The coil-gun is simply an electromagnet coil powered by a short high-voltage pulse generated by the flash unit of a disposable camera.
One lead of the coil is soldered to the negative terminal of the large capacitor.
The other end of the coil is soldered to a micro switch which acts as a trigger.
www.jeffhove.com /robots/coilgunhowto.html   (1367 words)

 Bostitch RN46-1 3/4- to 1-3/4-Inch Coil Roofing Nailer
I've used this gun for about 80sq with little problems, the occasional proud nail or the nail coil gets bent in my tool bag causeing a jam are about it.
I too have used this gun on Hardiplank siding (as someone else mentioned), i must admit though it is not as consistent on cement board as it is on shingles.
I don't know how well this gun would stand up to "52 week a year" use, but it did a great job for my purposes.
www.i-love-cats.com /cat-supplies/Cat-552838-B0000AMK5F-Bostitch_RN46_1_Coil_Roofing_Nailer.html   (811 words)

 Disposable camera coilgun
You want a high capacitance to give a strong pulse through the coil, but you have to make sure that the capacitors can handle the high voltage which is supplied by the camera's flash circuit.
About the coil: is it one pice of wire or is it one piece of wire per layer like here:http://www.oz.net/~coilgun/mark2/photos/mvc-487x.jpg.
The way you connect the coil may matter (since it may determine the direction of your projectile), so you should try putting in a projectile and testing it out.
www.instructables.com /id/E8SM0S4SPQEP286CKH/?comments=all&sort=   (1657 words)

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