A Tabletop Demonstration Railgun

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Brent Short and I built a demonstration railgun for Pulsed Power class (EE 5345) during the fall semester of 1999. This project took the place of a final exam in the class. We were allowed to pick our own project, as long as the teacher gave us approval. We thought that a railgun would be really interesting to build. Apparently many people feel the same way we do, judging from all the interest from everyone we tell about the project. The goal of the project was simply to get a demonstration of the railgun concept working by the end of the semester.

Pictures of the overall railgun setup:

If you're working on a project similar to this, I'd like to hear from you!

This is a mirror of a site originally located at http://halluc.snakeden.org/railgun/
The original site was brought down by the slashdot effect and is being mirrored here as a service of railgun.org.