Hacked Gadgets Forum

February 7, 2009

Vintage Electric Cannon

at 2:19 pm. Filed under Crazy Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Insane Equipment


Weiss from Volunteer Lab Rats posted a cool picture of an old Electric Cannon in the forum. As you know we love coil guns around here! I didn’t realize that this idea had been around for this long though. I would love to see how the coil sequencing circuit was designed back then, I am thinking it would be completely mechanical. It could be as simple as the projectile pressing on some switches as it moves down the barrel to turn off some coils and turn others on.