1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Coil gun project

  1. Aug 26, 2005 #1
    I have begun the preliminary stages of producing a compact electromagnetic rifle (coilgun). I have the mechanics of the ammo clip worked out for 13 or so shots loaded by a side mount bolt.

    Whats holding me back now is the electronics of the project. Im a civil engineer and have had very limited contact with electric circuits. Anyway, i would ask questions on that if i knew them, and im sure i will have the right ones to ask in time.

    I do have this question, for anyone who is familiar with coil guns. Why can one not fire repeatedly in a semi-automatic firing mode?

    If anyone is familiar with this type of weapon, id be very interested in a book or informative website on the issue.

    BTW, this is a hobby not at all intended for dangerous use.
  2. jcsd
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Can you help with the solution or looking for help too?
Draft saved Draft deleted

Similar Discussions: Coil gun project
  1. Help with a coil gun (Replies: 12)

  2. Coil-gun help please. (Replies: 4)

  3. Tesla Coil Project (Replies: 6)