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Colorado Springs, CO maker Ravi Gaddipati has been working on a railgun for the better part of a year. The photo above shows a shot from version one — with the projectile going plasma! Now he’s now working on version two, which packs an even more impressive capacitor bank — forty caps each rated at 400v and 3900µf.

Interested in learning more? Check out Ravi’s fascinating build log and Flickr page.

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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