How To (Or How Not To) Make A Coil Gun

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With all the recent publicity surrounding guns, Mehdi Sadaghdar (and his eyebrows) of Electroboom decided it’d be a good idea to show the world how to build one. Classified as a “coil gun,” the device uses a coil of wire and a power supply to launch a steel projectile over 16mph. The video outlines how a coil gun works and demonstrates what can go wrong in a way that… well… just watch the video.

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I am the Evangelist for the Maker Shed. It seems that there is no limit to my making interests. I'm a tinkerer at heart and have a passion for solving problems and figuring out how things work. When not working for Make I can be found falling off my unicycle, running in adverse weather conditions, skiing down the nearest hill, restoring vintage motorcycles, or working on my car.

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