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January 29, 2007

Air Cannon, Coil Gun, Exploding Wires, Can Smashing, etc

at 5:45 am. Filed under Crazy Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Insane Equipment, What Were They Thinking

Hacked Gadgets friend FastMHz has been busy doing all sorts of experiments, and this crazy mad scientist has captured it on tape for our enjoyment! Not sure if all fingers and toes are still accounted for, I think I would be hiding (cowering) behind something solid for most of these tests. 🙂

After watching the video those wall mounted can crushers seem so useless, I want to crush cans using a huge electrical discharge! I also have never seen a water capacitor, hopefully FastMHz can fill us in on how to build it and how well it works…

“I’ve just finished a new video my handheld air cannon, an electrothermal cannon (first one I’ve ever seen by a hobbyist), and exploding wires, along with another use for the induction launcher…also got some high power single stage coilgun shots in there…”



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7 Responses to “Air Cannon, Coil Gun, Exploding Wires, Can Smashing, etc”

  1. Berni Says:

    Why did the coilgun jump forwards? Could it have that much suckback?

  2. FastMHz Says:

    It bounced off the concrete block…the vice was not fastened to the bench, so it was free to move.

  3. Jeremy Gillick Says:

    I believe he said it was a water resistor, not capicitor, used to safely discharge the bank of batteries. I imagine it’s just salt water.

  4. DIY Hack video - 100 psi Air cannon, 45cal Coil Gun, and more! | zedomax.com - blog about DIYs and Review on reviews of gadgets and technologies... Says:

    […] via Circuits, Consumer, DoItYourself!, educational, Entertainment, gadgets, Hack, Industrial, projects, Video […]

  5. Hacked Gadgets » Blog Archive » 100psi Hand Held Self Contained Air Cannon Says:

    […] Part of this video that we featured a short time ago was this Hand Held Self Contained Air Cannon. Now we can see some close up pictures and a detailed description of how it was made. What will come out of the FastMHz crazy high voltage lab next? We will have to wait and see… “This is a relatively simple device bodged together from junk I had around. Take some PVC parts, an old tire inflator, solenoid, capacitor, inverter and various other stuff. […]

  6. Girrrrrrrr Says:

    what kind of wire is that…and how much was it to make….and what parts…

  7. MoFoQ Says:

    Steam? It’s not converting the water to hydrogen and oxygen through electrolysis?

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