Coilgun / Railgun
Type Links -
Guns Discussion Board
Talk to other people
experimenting in this field.
A very thorough
site covering lots of useful information. You can also learn how to build a magnetic
Magnetic Gun Club
This site has very
good sections on FEMM and Spice simulations. There are also many useful electronic
pistol design from Russia. Nice!
site featuring a compact pistol with a laser sight. Photos show
the component parts and there are videos of the pistol in action.
designed site with lots of interesting experiments - coilguns, HERF,
different projects to whet your appetite.
presented coilgun project is featured along with other interesting
The author is beginning
to construct his coilgun.
Railgun Production Journal
These guys are
(or at least were) serious about railguns.
This is an interesting
site. Amongst the many experimental ventures there's a high energy,
capacitor driven, mulitstage coilgun.
and coilgun projects.
to Colonize an Asteroid: Linear Induction Engines, "The Nail Shooter"
the construction of a 3-stage, capacitor discharge ,optically triggered
more coilguns on this site.
data sheets and application notes for most of the devices you'll
ever use. You may need to dig around a bit to find what you want.
Or just use google...
and Electronics Software -
Get the free student
This one's also
free and has unlimited nodes!
An industry standard
package. With full 3D and MultiphysicsTM (coupled field) capabilities,
this is a powerful set of apps. It's possible to get the student version of this
software but it has a severely limited number of nodes. The user interface also
takes a while to become accustomed to.
A full range of
electromagnetic simulation products. The EmPulse package looks very interesting.
Some free electronics
They have a huge
range of electronics, mechanical parts and associated equipment. Tend to supply
in large volumes (mulitiples of 5 or 10) for small components like resistors.
to the hobby market with a fair selection of components and equipment.
They also have a network of stores across the UK.
RS but harder to navigate.
electronics/electrical/computer/office type stuff.
Lots of electrical
and mechanical stock aimed at the hobby market, nice site.
and Oscilloscope Suppliers -
Computing (Computer Boards)
Produce kits for
the hobby market. Check out their various digital storage scopes (handheld and
to the metric system
Covers all the
units and prefixes used in this system of units.
Values for the
resistivity/conductivity of many metals.
Details lots of
mathematical tools - vectors, calculus, matrices etc.
Covers a multitude
of basic concepts which can clear up long held confusion.
High Magnet Field Laboratory
Lots of interesting
stuff going on here. There's a description of pulsed magnets and
that provides links to a wide variety of industrial equipment.
of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
of Mechanical Engineers
Society of Mechanical Engineers
Institute of Physics