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by MaxuS the 2nd
Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: coil gun coils...
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Just buy a roll of enamelled copper wire.

The wire on old motors or transformers is usually glued together to ensure that it doesn't unravel.

If the wire weren't insulated, you'd just have a rather hefty join in the circuit..
by MaxuS the 2nd
Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Pictures from the 9th Uk Teslathon, Cambridge.
Replies: 44
Views: 2156

The bigger, the better ;)
by MaxuS the 2nd
Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Instant Water Boiling
Replies: 38
Views: 1413

This wouldn't work as an electrolysis machine anyway..You need and electrolyte (salt) in order to transfer ions.
by MaxuS the 2nd
Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Pictures from the 9th Uk Teslathon, Cambridge.
Replies: 44
Views: 2156

..Still wouldn't use them.
by MaxuS the 2nd
Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Pictures from the 9th Uk Teslathon, Cambridge.
Replies: 44
Views: 2156

Don't use Electrolyte Capacitors for pulses!

Use Polypropelene, they're the only type that will work for a long time without fatigue.
by MaxuS the 2nd
Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Pictures from the 9th Uk Teslathon, Cambridge.
Replies: 44
Views: 2156

jonnyboy wrote:I think he means two burns from one zap. Not a real hole.
On the contrary..

A very small hole from side to the other. Only through a small amount of skin, but a hole none-the-less.
by MaxuS the 2nd
Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Pictures from the 9th Uk Teslathon, Cambridge.
Replies: 44
Views: 2156

It was right next to the Cambridge Museum of Technology. http://www.cam.net.uk/home/steam/ That's a Wimshurst Generator, it creates an electrostatic charge by rubbing two Acrylic discs against eachother. He's attempting to introduce electrons onto the two discs by creating a negative charge on the p...
by MaxuS the 2nd
Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Pictures from the 9th Uk Teslathon, Cambridge.
Replies: 44
Views: 2156

It shoild cost a further £150 ($300) or so to finish..Most expensive components are the capacitors. Ridiculously expensive, even by eBay standards.
by MaxuS the 2nd
Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Pictures from the 9th Uk Teslathon, Cambridge.
Replies: 44
Views: 2156

Pictures from the 9th Uk Teslathon, Cambridge.

Thought that I'd just share a few pictures from the 9th Uk Teslathon.. http://file039b.bebo.com/13/large/2008/10/25/21/15904394a9246260055l.jpg http://file039b.bebo.com/13/large/2008/10/25/21/15904394a9246260104l.jpg http://file039b.bebo.com/13/large/2008/10/25/21/15904394a9246260145l.jpg http://fil...
by MaxuS the 2nd
Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: SpudFiles Discussion
Topic: Leaving..
Replies: 1
Views: 701

Leaving..

Hey guys, I'll keep it short and sweet. Just got back from a long trip which cleared my head up a little, even though I was monged for most of it. Anyway, I've been thinking about money and how irrelevant cannons are in the world. I need to save up for a car and shizz. So..This is Max signing off fo...
by MaxuS the 2nd
Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: need a little help here sorry guys plz help me :(
Replies: 22
Views: 762

Hang on a sec..


I thought the topic was about fixing leaks in an air chamber without removing the cap..
by MaxuS the 2nd
Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: a few questions.
Replies: 4
Views: 461

1) Usually only in higher pressures in order to break the speed of sound more easily, but yes. 2) No, pressure is also a factor in the power of an airgun aswell as the speed of the opening of the valve. 3) It depends on pressure. A ball valve cannon running at 300psi will be more powerful than a pis...
by MaxuS the 2nd
Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: 4" Burst Discs
Replies: 19
Views: 946

Indeed, TRSupplies.


http://www.trssupplies.co.uk

> Industrial Hose Couplings.
by MaxuS the 2nd
Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: SpudFiles Discussion
Topic: My Problems with Vague or Inaccurate Thread Titles
Replies: 16
Views: 1122

Davidvaini wrote:It is quite annoying that I didnt know about half of the sweet canons on this site because they didnt have a thumbnail and/or the title was vague.
Ditto.
by MaxuS the 2nd
Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: 4" Burst Discs
Replies: 19
Views: 946

ilovetoblowthingsup wrote:4 inch cam locks wtf! Them things are expensive!
Not really, it was the cheapest option.

£30 ($60) for both the male and female parts. Aluminium ones that is.

@D_Hall: Indeed. Although if I do eventually use Aluminium Foil, I will need like 200 hundred layers to take up to 100psi and not burst.