Category Archives: Electronics

1kJ Mini-RailGun & 3kJ RailGun

Here you will find the design, computer animations, stress analysis and other useful information on the design of the railgun. All of the intricate plastic parts in each of the later revisions were modeled using Inventor Professional 2011 and will be printed in ABS plastic using a Dimension 3D printer. Mini-RailGun ANNOTATED SKETCH COMPUTER ANIMATIONS […]

1kJ Capacitor

This is an electrolytic 400 vdc 12,000uF capacitor capable of discharging 960J of energy. It is approximately 12″ in height with a 3″ diameter base. Discharge onto a 1/16″ aluminum plate. The discharge left two vaporized patches, each roughly 1″ in diameter. Discharge into a 2″ cluster of steel wool. Discharge onto four layers of aluminum foil. Videos of […]