Magneto's Getting All Hot And Bothered Just Thinking About It: Guy's Homemade Coilgun

September 22, 2010


Youtube user Jason went and spent two years building himself a homemade coilgun. But I thought you were a machete guy!

It's almost straight out of science-fiction, but this thing actually works. This coilgun is no toy. Using a large electromagnet, made from 10-gauge magnet wire, it delivers more kinetic energy than a .45 handgun, but less than an M16 rifle, according to Jason. If Jason was able to do this in his backyard with off-the-shelf components, you can just imagine what proper defense contractors should be able to do with a few billion dollars.

OMG can you imagine Jason going ballistic (get it? because it's a gun!) in his next movie with this thing? Goodbye hack-and-slash, hello blast-and-flash! You see, In my script Jason exposes himself to the camera after every kill to add a little more humanity to his character. What? Funny you should ask -- no, no I didn't go to film school. But I do own Big Trouble In Little China!

Hit the jump and skip to 2:50 to see the gun destroying everything Jason could find on his bedside table.

diy coilgun does serious damage with electricity and magnets [technabob]

Thanks to sloppy joe, who's far too delicious to not risk staining your shirt.

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