Pew Pew Pew!: Guy Builds Fully Automatic Coil Gun

August 8, 2013

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This is the fully automatic Gauss gun that Jason of Delta-V Engineering built in his spare time. What I build in my spare time? LASTING FRIENDSHIPS. Jk jk -- sandcastles.

I just completed my latest project after almost three years of work. It's a home made, portable coilgun that fires in semi-auto and full-auto modes. It fires 7.7 rounds per second, and the steel projectiles are powerful enough to break glass jars and crack apart a laptop screen (about 138 fps, and 11 joules of muzzle energy).

I think I can honestly say I've never built anything in my life that's required any real skill or technical know-how. IKEA furniture, that's about it. And putting together a dresser with picture directions doesn't exactly make you feel like a man. YES IT DID TOO. I felt so good I tore my shirt off! Well, tried to tear my shirt off. I did stretch it out really bad.

Hit the jump for a video of the gun in action.

Thanks Jason, now how about a gun THAT SHOOTS SOUR PATCH KIDS.

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