This custom coil gun for V2 robosapiens is outstanding. The video was posted to youtube over a year ago, but I just noticed it now, so let’s all just sit back, enjoy, and pretend it’s super fresh. Mmmkay?

It looks like Marcus based his coil gun on the bic-pen and disposable camera capacitor design that’s been floating around. To that, he added a servo controlled auto-reload mechanism, complete with a LED “armed” indicator light. The final package, with laser sight, should terrorize pop cans and Teddy Ruxpin with a half-Joule of kinetic robo-chaos. The CoilOsapien site below has complete build instructions, in case you’d like to make your own.


  • Wan

    It seems like a good file sharing system, i’ll try it a soon as i can. But for quite a long time now i’ve been using a tool named podmailing, i think it’s worth a try, it avoids the ftp solution as you said before. It simply allows you to send emails with large documents attached, you just need to install the software to send the email, not to receive it.

  • rata

    I don’t understand why flash is needed for this kind of service. Except this point, it’s a good idea