Posted by Krux
on Sunday May 22, 2016 @ 04:19am >>
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seems like it would be pretty easy (maybe expensive, but easy) to build a magnetic barrel and then set the device up on a tilt-able platform. Volt and I used magnetic dampening on our IEEE project in high school and it worked nicely, would make a keen "disk barrel". If its not precise though, it would reduce the velocity after the fact
Naa.. don't need anything that complex... just need a stub of acrylic that the ring can sit on.
I wanted to ask, based on viewing the video and reading the stuff you've written. Is there a reason you use a hard acrylic ring as the launch platform? I'm wondering aloud why not a hardened rubber ring or something that may absorb the shock without breaking. Maybe you've tried it and it didn't work?
I've since changed the material. Since the acrylic shattered. I'm using a fiberglass like material right now. Though at full power the wire ties still all break because of the forces involved. Current thinking is to either sandwich with a polycarbonate, or machine the coil out of a copper blank which is much sturdier.
This seems to be the makings of something like a rail gun down the road... where do you plan on taking the future of the project? Portable? Different projectiles?
Next phase in this type of machine is building a machine that can vaporize aluminum mesh. I need a LOT more capacitors however.
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