High Velocity Magnetic Cannon PLAN BY EMAIL  

  Price: $8.99
Build your own..The magnetic cannon is an electrokinetic device using a conditioned pulse of magnetic energy to propel a 2 oz. (250 grams) object to a high velocity. System as shown is battery powered and uses some of our latest technology in energy charging and switching. This is an excellent advanced science project demonstrating several important electric and magnetic reactions. Unit is built in a 16 x 16 doubled partitioned base that houses the energy storage and current source on the bottom section. The actual cannon is mounted on a adjustable trunnion type mount that is securely bolted to the top section along with the rechargeable batteries. A control panel with a voltage meter and all switches is mounted at the rear and sandwiched between the top and bottom partitions. The Magnetic Cannon uses a coil wound with equal length and equal width. The coil is wound on the flyway tube that now pivots on a trundle assembly to adjust elevation and give the looks of a cannon. The projectile is made with geometry to allow maximum inductive coupling and takes the shape of a heavy ring weighing 1-3 ounces. Initial velocity is over 400 fps, and we have gotten ranges of over 1000 feet, even with less than optimal aero dynamics. This is a very dangerous project and should only be attempted by experienced and responsible adults. Not only is it a severe lethal shock hazard, but also the projectile can maim or kill a person. The device must be treated as a real gun!! MAGCAN1