News: Laser Coil Gun Shoots Bullets on Pure Electricity

Laser Coil Gun Shoots Bullets on Pure Electricity

Laser Coil Gun Shoots Bullets on Pure Electricity

Wow, kudos to Daniel Eindhoven for his incredible laser-lit coil gun. Laser Coil Gun Shoots Bullets on Pure ElectricityThis bad boy shoots bullets on pure electricity and can shoot up to 85 km/hr.

Daniel's specs:

Fully semi-automatic, up to 14 shots.

Capable of delivering over 18J kinetic energy, and speeds up to 110km/h! (42 gram projectiles).

It's a single stage gun, using a 8800uF(4×2200) capacitor bank with max 400v (704J).

Max shot efficiency is 2.8% but reaches almost 4% at lower voltages.

Charge time for 300v (12J kinetic energy 396J capacitor bank) is 8 seconds for the mains connection, and when using the internal batteries about 90 seconds. It also has a Digital voltage display.

Coil overheat after 14 shots at 300v.
Total weight: 5 kilogram.
Total spend: ~~ 100 Euro
Construction time: ~~40 Hrs
Ammo type: 12 x 50 mm steel slugs 42 gram

clip size: 14

Video + images below. A little bit of HowTo info.

Laser Coil Gun Shoots Bullets on Pure Electricity

Laser Coil Gun Shoots Bullets on Pure Electricity

Laser Coil Gun Shoots Bullets on Pure Electricity

Laser Coil Gun Shoots Bullets on Pure Electricity

Laser Coil Gun Shoots Bullets on Pure Electricity

Laser Coil Gun Shoots Bullets on Pure Electricity

Laser Coil Gun Shoots Bullets on Pure Electricity

10 Comments

haha looks like your shooting steel tampons, but nah great job

OMG! please share how that works

I made a rifle style coil gun a couple of years ago, worked for about a week then fried itself. Yours looks a lot more reliable and its much nicer to look at. Also I used a lot more duct tape :P

oh man, real life-Halo here we come

The Coil Gun aka "Gauss Rifle" uses an electromagnet to fire a metal projectile at extreme speeds. The one made here by Daniel uses a copper coil attached to 4 large batteries and fires at about 110 kp/h. The ones in the army use superconducting gold wire and magnets similar to car batteries that shoot out large metal projectiles over 9 times the speed of sound.

The Gauss guns you see in Halo are nothing like the ones in real life.

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