Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A tour of Small Batch Assembly

Company logo on the orange walls
Recently I had met up with Bob Coggeshall at the inaugural National Maker Faire and he invited me to stop by the factory sometime in the future. I wasn't out in the general Reston area for a while until there was a conference over there. Sent him a tweet, and the following day drove over through the rather nice technology district.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Combination railgun/coilgun development platform (version .01 craptastic)

Coilgun with projectile
Way back in 8th grade summer and freshman year of high school I got bored and decided I wanted to make an electromagnetic accelerator so I went googling and did a ton of research. As I had zero budget I had to kludge together most of this from junk I had laying around. As a result of this, the efficiency and overall power are abysmal.