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Crazy YouTuber Creates An Awesome Electromagnetic Railgun

This is pretty sick!


Ziggy Zee’s followers on YouTube followers love him for all the crazy science stuff he uploads online.

The video below, however, easily takes the cake for being the most awesome and, as can be expected, most viewed with over 1.5 million views and counting!

What exactly did he do? Well, this guy just created a 250-pound electromagnetic railgun – a weapon that is touted by many as a “good way to make firearms accessible to environmentalists,” as described by the ZockMe website.

YouTuber Ziggy Zee introduced the weapon as “the first mobile, shoulder mounted railgun.”

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Source: Ziggy Zee

In the video description, Ziggy shared:

“This is the first test of the railgun. Launches at 27,000 joules are shown in my other videos with improved cable connections. The newly built railgun is field tested at 20,500 joules. It is the first mobile, shoulder mounted railgun.”

The homemade railgun uses current to fire a projectile.

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Source: Ziggy Zee

He further noted:

“A railgun uses current to generate extreme magnetic fields that propel a conductive projectile to high speeds (iron is a poor conductor and therefore unsuitable). Aluminum has been the universal projectile choice for its low melting point, high boiling point, low mass, and high conductance.

This was a fairly successful test- the clamps blew off 15 milliseconds AFTER the projectile had left the device. Further advances in the projectile design will allow more energy to be transmitted to the projectile.

The kinetic energy is solely derived from electromagnetism-the CO2 is not great enough to overcome the friction of the rails! It is meant as a means of preventing intense heat and spot welding/rail erosion.”

With an overall weight of 250 lbs, this backyard railgun is pretty sick.

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Source: Ziggy Zee

The railgun itself weighed 50 lbs and then they used a 200-lbs power supply made of 56 x 480 joule capacitors.

Of course, Ziggy was quick to warn his viewers not to try this at home.

Watch the railgun in action here:

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No velocity readings were recorded and unfortunately, they weren’t even able to find the projectile after it fired.

If kinda wish they had a target though so just we can get an idea what amount of damage the projectile can make. Oh well, maybe next time!

Go check out Ziggy Zee’s channel on YouTube.

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Using his technical know-how, the former NASA engineer took an Echo Leaf Blower and transformed it into an awesome weapon – a snowball machine gun.

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Say goodbye to those pesky little buggers….

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You may have tried half a dozen remedies to get rid of ants, but they keep coming back. Sprays and pesticides may appear to be the most effective solutions, but they smell bad, are dangerous to humans, pollute the air we breathe, release disease-causing carcinogens, and threaten our ozone layer, as well.

Don't give up hope, however. One simple three-ingredient solution exists to help you rid your home of pesky ants whenever they appear.

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Easy And Effective Natural Home Remedies For Hair Fall

Hair fall? No problem!

Hair fall is one of the most common dilemmas of men and women alike.

Sometimes, people can be so paranoid that they start to think about possible health causes of their hair fall -- cancer, skin diseases, insufficient vitamin intake and the likes.

Truth is, thinking about it too much can actually add to hair fall as experts say stress is a major risk factor.

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