How build your own Gauss Rifle, or Magnetic Linear Accelerator

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Homemade gauss rifle
Ah nothing like building your own magnetic linear accelerator. 🙂

According to the article it’s easy to build:

“This very simple toy uses a magnetic chain reaction to launch a steel marble at a target at high speed. The toy is very simple to build, going together in minutes, and is very simple to understand and explain, and yet fascinating to watch and to use…

When the gauss rifle fires, it will happen too fast to see. The ball on the right will shoot away from the gun, and hit the target with considerable force. Our one foot long version is designed so the speed is not enough to hurt someone, and you can use your hand or foot as a target.

Sounds pretty darn cool to me. Now where did I put that wooden ruler…