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Feb
14

Gauss Rifle

Two steel balls are placed on one side of a magnet. An incoming steel ball is accelerated towards the magnet. Hitting it the momentum is transferred to the second ball on the other side which escapes the magnetic attraction. This is repeated twice to gain a high output velocity.
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  1. krustysurfer1 says:

    same principle to hit warp speed…just sayin…skies the limit!

  2. krustysurfer1 says:

    ;0
    

  3. krustysurfer1 says:

    Magnets= WMD…..FBI-CIA at your door yet? thanks for sharing aloha

  4. Błażej Buka Trefl says:

    make it 100 times bigger! get rid of the loop! use nuclear balls! shoot it at my country!

  5. Mordanis says:

    does that make you feel better about yourself or something?

  6. Nick Guadagnoli says:

    he’s right. rifles are called rifles because of the system of lands and grooves spiraling through the barrel’s inner surface, imparting axial spin to the ballistic projectile. this is not a rifle. it’s a gauss roller coaster. fit it with a rifled barrel and you’ve got a rifle, provided your barrel doesn’t slow the ball down too much.

  7. Nick Guadagnoli says:

    he’s right. rifles are called rifles because of the system of lands and grooves spiraling through the barrel’s inner surface, imparting axial spin to the ballistic projectile. this is not a rifle. it’s a gauss roller coaster. fit it with a rifled barrel and you’ve got a rifle, provided your barrel doesn’t slow the ball down too much.

  8. TubeSurfingTroll says:

    The energy needed to detach the magnets after the event is ~ output energy…. Ripping apart two strong magnets as we should all know takes an decent amount of energy. Using a mechanical advantage such as a lever or gear-pulley system would allow you to detach the magnets forcefully easier although relatively slower.

  9. dazipro says:

    That loop looks like it was a pain in the ass to make XD Good job man, awesome contraption!

  10. Nick Green says:

    This barrel clearly has one twist in it. 😉

  11. bingorev says:

    What happened? This is the answer: When the first ball is accelerated against the first magnet, the potential energy of the ball is increasing. The increased energy is transfered to the next ball and so on. The energy that moves the last ball is the same energy that you gain when when the first ball is accelerated towards the first magnet. The sum is ZERO. (minus the loss, of course)

  12. UglyAmerican00 says:

    Make the first ball bigger the the first fired, first fired larger than the second fired, and seconded fired large then final fired. Law of momentum conservation will do the rest. (Cation: it could double speed will EACH collision! Do not stand in front of it, you might become a statistic!)

  13. siprus says:

    On other hand, its is lacking rifling, so it isn’t really a rifle 😛

  14. simon templer says:

    porque no haces un bucle a ver si se frena en algun momento ?

  15. PiieBoy says:

    A rifle, by definition, has a barrel which is rifled. That is, a barrel in which there are several helical grooves that induce spin in the projectile, providing greater accuracy – as is true in almost all modern firearms. So no, this is not a rifle. Having said that, I would argue it was a little pedantic to point it out in the first place, but for accuracy’s sake..

  16. Kisvenlucky7 says:

    Or you could build a portable armature and instead of the first ball replace it with a high tension striking hammer.

  17. FLAMINGAIRSOFTSTUDIO says:

    Whats the music called?

  18. phanimals says:

    Looks like sonic the hedgehog

  19. jonathan martinez says:

    is this like the general design of a gauss weapon?

  20. AvNotasian says:

    Think he wanted to see a real gauss rifle like a weaponized version.

  21. Gunner3210 says:

    How is a rifle not conservation of energy, you moron?

  22. andrewc2768 says:

    I didn’t correct you, I pointed out that your first sentence was practically indecipherable, and the fact that you typed out clearing your throat and adjusting your glasses made your comment anticlimactic. You see, if you were to do those things and then say something profound, uttered with eloquence, it would seem more appropriate. What you did was similar to an athlete who makes a spectacle of stretching and then does poorly.

  23. andrewc2768 says:

    No, its a complicated mess of poor syntax and outright ambiguities that appears to have originated from a person whose first language was not English.

  24. RaunienTheFirst says:

    Also, you will have to remove the balls from the magnets, otherwise there will be too much of a gap, and not enough momentum will be picked up.

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