May 8, 2016

Projectile Firing Module— Application for HV ceramic capacitor —

Projectile Firing Module— Application for HV ceramic capacitor —

Requires some machining

The magnetic mortar is an electrokinetic device using a conditioned pulse of magnetic energy to propel an object to a high velocity. This is an excellent advanced science project demonstrating several important electric and magnetic reactions.

This is the module only, requiring a high-energy pulser (not included), and built to withstand the pulse of the higher power HEP100 platform.


The actual mortar module is mounted on an adjustable trunnion-type mount that is secured to the top section with 4 dual springs to absorb the considerable impact.

The Magnetic Mortar uses a coil wound in a conical design to increase surface area and repulsion forces. The coil is wound within a tube that pivots on a trundle assembly to adjust elevation and give the looks of a mortar. The projectile is made with geometry to match the coil and allow maximum inductive coupling. Initial velocity is over 400 fps, and we have gotten ranges of over 1000 feet, even with less than optimal aero dynamics.

This is a very dangerous project and should only be attempted by experienced and responsible adults. Not only is it a severe lethal shock hazard, but also the projectile can maim or kill a person. The device must be treated as a real gun!

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