October 11, 2018 at 15:47 #470482
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First thing to do is to download a list of things I was using for the device build. Its attached to the topic
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The Lighting magician
October 31, 2018 at 18:39 #471725
So I built the launcher. I only had to buy some of the hardware. Had most of the wood lying around in my shop. I did make a couple of modifications to make it more rigid and reproducible. I used wood cross pieces rather than the metal strapping (which bends under tension). I put the electromagnet and metal bar in line with the “piston”. I also added guides for the piston to minimize wobble. It works great and is extremely reproducible. Since it was Halloween, I used candy corn, skittles and wrapped candies. The most time was spent picking up after each shot. Somehow I never recovered the same number of Skittles after each shot. Those buggers bounce all over the place.
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